Carson McManaman wants to make a difference. It’s important, not only for him, but for his father as well.
It’s important because he lost his dad, Jamie McManaman, to suicide on June 23, 2016.
“It hasn’t been an easy ride, but my motivation comes from my father,” said McManaman, a senior at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask . “I try to make him proud every day, in some way. I have to keep going for my family too, having them see me thrive despite the circumstances pushes them as well.”
The 17-year-old is using his very personal tragedy to help others by becoming a mental health advocate in his community. He wants to send a message of hope to people suffering with depression. He especially wants them to know they’re not alone in their battle against mental illness.
“You can get through it, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel,” saidRead More »from Notre Dame’s Carson McManaman uses tragedy to become mental health advocate