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For more than two decades from early 1990, Glenn Mitchell, dubbed "the Oracle" due to his encyclopaedic knowledge of sport, lived a life that many envied.


As a sports commentator for the ABC, and married to fellow sports broadcaster, Karen Tighe, he travelled the world covering elite level sport.

But all through this period in the public profile, Glenn was a sufferer of mental illness. 

With the support of his wife, family, friends and doctors, he was able to fight back from the brink of despair.  His is a story laced with poignancy, humour and, above all, hope for those who suffer the anguish of mental illness or know people who do.

 Glenn’s goal is to encourage everyone who is or has been touched by the scourge of mental illness that help is at hand. His story is one of inspiration and shows that with the right help and persistence there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 

Glenn is  heavily involved in the community.  He is an ambassador for the Institute for Respiratory Health, Lifeline and OneLife.