Rachel took practitioners through 2 of her cases at the MINDD conference in 2014. Both cases both involved young men in their 20s who presented with different mental health problems. One, a gifted popular student, who has succumbed to polysubstance abuse and ultimately psychosis and another who’s always struggled at school but has come to realise that his crippling anxiety is his main disability. Rachel shares the work-up of each case that ultimately leads us to different solutions. Along the way, we are privy to the struggle that young men face with mental illness in Australia and the similar challenges they both encounter regardless of all their apparent differences.