What We’re About
Still I Run is a running community that rallies around mental health. We want to run for our health, raise awareness of mental health issues and STOP the stigma.
One in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. Chances are that if you don’t have a mental illness, you may know someone that does. It’s a disease that doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone and it’s something that can’t be prevented, yet there’s a ton of stigma around it.
The Still I Run community wants to help erase that stigma by participating in the conversation about mental health. If we don’t talk about it because we feel ashamed, then we continue to suffer alone and in silence.
Because one of the best ways to combat anxiety and depression is through exercise and running, we’re combining the two. Still I Run is our take on the famous Maya Angelou poem Still I Rise. Though we may feel defeated and deflated, we can fight the good fight and get out and be healthy both physically and mentally…. together.
To encourage one another to take time out of our busy lives to run for our mental health. Still I Run is a community where people can share their experience of dealing with depression/anxiety etc. through running or any other type of physical activity. The group aims to help erase the stigma surrounding mental illness, create solidarity for those of us that are acquainted with it, and hopefully inspire others to take up running or physical exercise as a way to cope with a mental health condition.
We’re a community of warriors determined to take control of our physical and mental health while also breaking the stigma surrounding people that live with a mental illness.