“Still I Run” helps community members battle depression

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Depression affects a lot of things, and one of those things is motivation. So how can people battle the mental illness and seek help?

Sasha Wolff, the founder of "Still I Run," tells her story about how running saved her from her depression, and how she created a running group to support others.

Wolff was diagnosed with depression at 18-years-old in 2003. She was ashamed and didn't talk about her condition, making it worse over the years.

Eventually she decided enough was enough and started to take up running in 2012. While dealing with depression and trying to run was an emotional roller coaster, she slowly became faster and started running long distances.

By the end of 2013, she was running 5K races and eventually had the courage to register for her first ever Grand Rapids marathon, which is a 20-mile stretch.

After running that marathon, Wolff realized how much running had helped her cope with depression over the past couple years. She then decided to create "Still I Run" so that she could help others learn how to cope, and provide a community for those who deal with depression, or runners who want to support them.

Want to join the Still I Run community? Visit stilliruncommunity.com to join their Riverbank Run team.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.