Mental Health, Running

One Year of Still I Run – Runners for Mental Health Awareness

One year ago, on World Mental Health Day, I launched Still I Run. It was something I’d been thinking of doing for a couple years, but I was scared and didn’t know how to start. I also wasn’t sure how others would react and it meant putting myself out there and being vulnerable. I started with a simple website, Facebook page, and Instagram account. To be honest, I didn’t have too many expectations after I launched everything. I just knew I wanted to help get the word  ...

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Guest Writer, Mental Health, Running

My Experience with ADHD and How Running Keeps Me Going

Everyone, meet Heidi! She was one of a few people that answered our call for stories the other month! I’m so honored she decided to be vulnerable and share her story with the Still I Run community. It takes great courage to open up, but I truly believe that sharing our individual journey is one of the most important things we can do. My childhood It’s hard to pinpoint why, exactly, I started running. My father was emotionally abusive and I was able to escape when I graduated  ...

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Mental Health, Running

Let’s Talk Prenatal Depression – It’s More Common Than You Know

Note: So, heads up to the males reading this blog post. This is a post about prenatal depression. Generally, I like to keep topics on Still I Run relevant for both genders, but I really felt the need to speak about this depression during pregnancy. It’s something that the women in your life can experience, but it’s a topic that’s talked about even less than just “normal” mental health. Even though this topic has to do with pregnancy, I hope you’ll stick  ...

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Guest Writer

Sharing my story of depression and how running helps

A few weeks ago I thought I’d reach out to the Still I Run community to see if anyone wanted to share their story of mental health and running. Jason was someone that answered the call. When reading over his story for the first time, I couldn’t believe how much I related to his story. Yes, our stories are very different, but at the same time, so much the same. I have a feeling that no matter what your experience with mental health is, you’ll relate to Jason’s story  ...

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