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She is a survivor of a suicide attempt, depression and a severe eating disorder. Her powerful and honest story of recovery has inspired & motivated thousands of people throughout Australia.
At 15 Rachael was hospitalised into a psychiatric ward with anorexia. Later she dropped out of high school after being hospitalised again for attempting suicide. At this point she was informed she would never be able to work or study full time for the remainder of life.
Today her life looks remarkably different.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Rachael is a skilled advocate for young people experiencing mental health concerns. By thoughtfully sharing her own story, Rachael highlights both the reality of struggling with mental health and wellbeing and the joy of recovery and connection.
Rachael has bravely shared her personal struggles with mental health through Lifeline’s national public campaigns to inspire others. She has volunteered her time as a keynote speaker at numerous Lifeline events during 2016, communicating a powerful message of hope and recovery to telephone counsellors, Lifeline staff and our local community. Rachael is a passionate, confident and inspiring young woman with incredible potential. She is an outspoken advocate for youth mental health and suicide prevention, bringing challenging subjects to the forefront and addressing them head-on with compassion. I highly recommend Rachael as a young female leader.
Rachael is an inspirational engaging speaker who possess the rare ability to share her story with respectful honesty to her vulnerabilities, and combines this with the hopeful optimism of truly living life, despite the circumstances of the past.