A Step Away From the Brink

By Cathy O’Leary, Medical Editor, The West Australian, 4 February 2012 – Glenn Mitchell is the first to say he is one of the lucky ones. The former ABC sports broadcaster hovered on the brink, weighing up a move that he now knows would have brought untold trauma to his family, particularly his wife Karen Tighe […]

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Glenn To Share Wisdom

By Brian Oliver, Great Southern Herald, 25 January 2012 – For more than two decades Glenn Mitchell had arguably the best job in the world. As a sports commentator for the ABC, starting in 1990, Mitchell had the best seat in the house for the world’s biggest sporting events. He covered four Olympics, four Commonwealth […]

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Why This WACA Test is Tough

By Todd Cardy, The Sunday Times, 15 January 2012 Former sports broadcaster Glenn Mitchell is a noticeable absentee at the WACA Ground this weekend. But those who have missed him since his resignation from the ABC last May – a consequence of his private battle with depression – will be encouraged to know that he […]

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Glenn’s New Purpose in Life

By Colleen Egan, The West Australian, 29 October 2011 –   Tomorrow, Glenn Mitchell boards a plane to South Africa, where he will be commentating on the Test cricket for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. It will be his first time behind the microphone since May, when he shocked listeners by quitting as a sports […]

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Mitchell Opens About Bipolar Fight

By Ellie Turner, Northern Territory News, 28 October 2011 –   The man who was once the voice of Australian sport still feels the cut of a “double-edged sword” that took him to the point of suicide. People are shocked when they hear that Glenn Mitchell – a father, husband and former premier ABC broadcaster […]

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My Dark Days

By Colleen Egan, The West Australian, 1 October 2011 – Sports broadcasting star Glenn Mitchell has told how he sank into a deep depression and prepared to take his own life following his shock resignation from the ABC. Mr. Mitchell made national headlines in May when he walked out on his 21-year radio and television […]

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Dark Turmoil That Lay Behind the Public Life of The Oracle

By Colleen Egan, The West Australian, 1 October 2011 – As one of the nation’s top sports broadcasters, Glenn Mitchell has had front-row seats to some of the best events in the world. Living the typical Aussie bloke’s dream, he’s been behind the microphone during history-making moments of greatness at Olympic Games, cricket matches and […]

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