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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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Guest Writer, Mental Health, Running

Learning to manage my anxiety and panic attacks with running

Michael was one of the very first people to like us on Facebook and he’s been such a great cheerleader for the cause ever since! He’s always passing along awesome videos and articles about mental health my way AND he even tattoo’d the Run Arrows design on his leg. I’m so in awe at Michael’s tenacity and will to run no matter what. I hope you enjoy his journey with running and mental health as much as I do! Thank you, Michael! I started running in August of 2012  ...

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Guest Writer, Mental Health

Kristle Lowell – Let’s Get Rid of the Stigma Around Taking Medication

On a regular basis, Still I Run ambassador Kristle Lowell shares with us her journey with mental health. Kristle is a World Champion Trampoline Gymnast who deals with her anxiety and depression in the public eye. Here’s her most recent post about the shame and stigma surrounding medication for mental health. Almost every mental health patient who takes medication has lived this moment. We look over at the clock and realize it’s time to take our medication. So we slip away to the  ...

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Guest Writer, Inspiration, Running

Meet the Women from Phoenix Rising!!

A couple weeks ago I wanted to know how to make Still I Run feel more like a community. To do that, I knew I had to turn to the people that make up the community, so I posed the question on our Facebook page. I got a ton of great responses including athletic apparel, virtual runs, community runs and more and I hope to act on those soon. But one suggestion I got, that I could act on right away, was to get a local team together for the Hope Network One in Five Marathon Relay. This is a relay  ...

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