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How Running Helped Me Reach my Mountaintop of Mental Health

Meet Andy! A week or so ago Andy reached out to me via our contact form and expressed interest in sharing his story. He is the first guy to want to share and I couldn’t be more excited! Just as many men suffer from depression as women, but they are the least likely to get mental health help. I get it though…. depression has a very large stigma attached to it. One part of that stigma is that society sees people with mental health conditions as lazy or weak (which is BS!!!) and I  ...

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Using Marathon Training to Calm My Anxiety

Several months ago, I had the privilege of sharing my story on Michigan Runner Girl’s podcast. It was a wonderful experience, but I think one of the best parts about it was having people reach out afterward. One such person to reach out was Jennifer Symons, who wanted to see how she could help Still I Run! Jennifer is not only a rock star in that she runs for her mental health, but she is also a clinical therapist with a wealth of knowledge. I know when the time is right, she will  ...

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What can happen when you suppress your emotions

Nichole connected with Still I run a few weeks ago over Facebook and I’ve been impressed and inspired by her ever since. She is truly passionate about running and mental health and I think you’ll love her story as much as I do. Nichole, thank you for being so vulnerable and sharing your story! I run for mental health! My journey of recovery has brought me here and I’m writing in hopes to spread awareness about mental health. My name is Nichole, and I am a survivor of  ...

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Trampoline Gymnast Kristle Lowell and Her Journey with Depression

I’d like to introduce everyone to Kristle Lowell, Still I Run ambassador. Kristle is an amazing trampoline gymnast who reached out to me a while back, wanting to be a part of what we’re doing here. She uses her sport of trampoline gymnastics (and other types of exercise like running) as a way to cope with anxiety and depression. Even though Kristle is at the top of her game, she experiences discrimination on the gym floor on a regular basis due to her mental illness. Mental  ...

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