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Ryan Wells Professionally

Ryan Wells is a keynote speaker and writer on the issues and complexities of mental illness. His primary focus is reducing stigma and raising awareness in a way that educates and inspires the audience. Ryan speaks from a lived experience point of view and enjoys discussing intricacies and thought patterns, really digging into those topics that aren’t really talked about but are necessary to know.

 

Some topics that Ryan covers are:

  • Self Harm

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Dissociation

  • Communication

 

Having started at twenty-one years of age, Ryan has more than 6 years of experience. He has presented in corporate environments, along with communities, and within mental health clinician’s space.

 

Ryan has presented around Australia in 4 states and has written articles for Better Mental Health Magazine. He is now primarily based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Ryan Wells

At home

Hi, my name is Ryan, I am a transgender non-binary guy, twenty-seven, located in Brisbane, Australia! I am an artist, poet, singer, guitarist, and gamer, both tabletop and video games. I love playing Dungeons and Dragons and spend a fair amount of time in the DnD world.

 

I am currently on the tail end of a bridging course through ACU to be able to study psychology, which is my dream. More specifically I am going to be a trauma focused clinical psychologist, specialised in Dissociative Identity Disorder. I have had this dream since I was ten years old (although it was not as specific back then), it drives me.

 

I have an array of mental illnesses: Dissociative Identity Disorder, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dysthymia, and Anxiety. I also have Autism. But what is in a label, society says that we need to fit into boxes, into categories. Humans do not belong in boxes because everyone is unique.

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