Rian grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory and through her resilience and determination, has built a pathway to recovery from psychosis, mania and depression. She is passionate about mental ill-health in young people and spends much of her time learning more about it and how she can make a difference.
Rian now uses her lived experience to educate, advocate and enhance the lives of young people experiencing mental ill-health through creative storytelling and peer support.
Rian wants to live in a world where it is normal for a young person experiencing a mental ill-health to access the appropriate, well-funded services they need, without barriers or fear.
In her spare time you can find Rian painting, drawing, horse riding or dancing.