But sadly Holly, who suffered from depression, succumbed to her mental illness in 2016, aged just 42.
James is now an ambassador for Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation, sharing his story publicly to honour Holly and to help other people who suffer from mental illness.
Watch James’ powerful interview with Channel Seven News Adelaide below, and hear why he’s passionate about promoting the need for more research and a greater investment in mental health.
You can also listen to audio from James’ interview with Ali Clarke on ABC Radio Adelaide 891, featuring Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation’s John Mannion, Director-Major Projects speaking about the foundation.
To learn more about Breakthrough Foundation or make a donation go to www.breakthroughfoundation.org.au