Mental Health, Running

My Mental Health Care Kit – Medication, Therapy, and Running

My mental health care kit includes three things that help me keep my depression and anxiety in check. It took a while to realize I needed all three things to help keep me healthy an whole, but I’m so glad I found a combination that works for me! Medication The first part of my mental health care kit came into play in 2003 when I started off with just medication. It was my first year away at college (2,000 miles away from where I grew up) and the depression and anxiety I’d been  ...

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Guest Writer, Mental Health, Running

Story of One Postpartum Depressed Running Mama

Postpartum depression is real and so many mamas struggle with it. In this latest guest post, Melissa candidly shares her story of working through that depression and how therapy, medication, and running helped her out. Melissa is mental health road warrior I’ve had the privilege of meeting several times and I’m completely honored she trusted us with her story. Thank you for helping defeat the stigma, Melissa! I initially struggled with anxiety and depression in college and I  ...

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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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