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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Manley To Speak On Depression Struggle Tonight

Elizabeth Manley winning the silver medal in figure skating at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary is a moment many Canadians will never forget.

At the time, the figure skater was battling depression.
Manley tells CHSJ News in the early 80's people didn't understand and were afraid of mental illness.

She says it was her and her mom struggling to get her diagnosed and when she was she had to choose between drug or talk therapy but being an athlete she was fearful of medication because of severe drug testing.

You can watch a shoe fashion and hear Manley speak tonight at the CMHA "A Day In Her Shoes" fundraiser in the Market Square atrium at 6pm.