Article from: ABC News.

Will Carrigan was a young man who seemed to have it all. He was a local football star with a close-knit family and a thriving business as an electrician.

What no-one knew was that he was enduring a silent struggle. On Christmas Day in 2015 he took his own life, at the age of 24.

It was a tragedy that now has the potential to transform the rural community of Scone, in the New South Wales Upper Hunter region.

Will’s parents are driving a campaign to introduce what is known as “positive education” throughout more than 20 schools in the district to try to “immunise” young people against anxiety and depression. They also believe it is important to get sports clubs, workplaces and other community groups on board.

“With all the statistics they have out there now, my grandkids are next in line, so we’ve got to try and protect them if we can,” Will’s father Hilton Carrigan said.

“That’s what it’s all about now. Hopefully a tragedy will turn it into a positive.”

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