“I found going to the hockey and lacrosse rink and playing sports with my friends was the best escape from the anxiety and depression. When you suffer, you feel alone and like no one cares – but when you start talking, it’s a big help.”
“People I didn’t even know suffered have reached out to me,” he said. “I hope to inspire others who are struggling with mental illness to speak up and tell their loved ones they need someone to talk to – if I can change just one person’s life, that’ll be a success I think.”