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Carissa Wright

Mental Health Advocate, WA

Carissa Wright is an active mental health advocate and lived experience speaker.

Carissa’s involvement with mental health organisations includes lived experience speaking for Suicide Prevention Australia and Consumers of Mental Health Western Australia. She is a contributing author for a mental health website – “The Mighty” – for which she shares her experience with borderline personality disorder.

Carissa is currently involved in co-designing a BPD program in Perth, WA, and recently finished an internship in with the BPD organisation Emotions Matter in the USA.

Carissa has an ability to connect with diverse audiences. The descriptive delivery of her story provides the listener with greater insight into the experience of a commonly misunderstood disorder, helping demystify mental health issues. Her message of hope is at the core of her personal story, encouraging others in her position to not give in to stigma and reach out for the help they need.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.