As well as his six former shinty team-mates, Gary knew another dozen from the Lochaber local community who have also killed themselves.
Lochaber MindFit groups have now resumed face to face sessions, all the while utilising Covid precautions such as face masks, hand sanitisers and track and trace procedures.
Fort William has been dubbed ‘The Black Hole’ by people involved in local mental health circles, according to the recently founded groups set up to combat the worrying number of suicides and people suffering from issues such as depression and anxiety.
Moments of optimism clash with dark despair in this strikingly filmed tale.
Nick Ray opens up about his own mental health issues in order to help others.
A new walking group designed to encourage better mental health started this month in Fort William.
Lochaber likes to be branded as the outdoor capital of the UK but it is in danger of fast becoming better known locally for a rising number of people either committing suicide or contemplating ending their own lives.