My name is Rebecca Fingher and I’m 18 years old. I’ve lived in Perth all my life with a massive family, with myself being the youngest of 4 siblings. I’m currently studying at WAAPA doing a Bachelor of Performing Arts and am absolutely loving every minute of it. I’ve suffered from depression since year 10 and in year 12 I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I have since undergone some courses at a clinic and gained some incredible skills that have equipped me with the right tools to manage and battle my BPD and depression. I wanted to be apart of this TIMBA journey as a way to create a normal conversation about mental health. To break the stigma, to achieve more comfort around the topic and to invite people to hear stories about real people’s lives. I want to be mentally healthy because I know that I am capable of achieving great things. I know I have the ability and skills to create great work but sometimes my mind gets in the way of that when I’m in a bad place. But if I keep my eyes on the prize, I know I can do it. I hope the audience takes away a sense of comfort around the subject and that it is more than okay to talk about how you feel. After all, talking about how you feel is how you learn about yourself. So through my story, I hope others start talking about their stories as well, so they can learn even more about themselves.