“I didn’t want people to think fun, happy Sasha really has depression and anxiety.”
Sasha Wolff is the founder of Still I Run, a non-profit organization and online community for runners, whose mission is to raise awareness around mental health. On this episode — in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month — Sasha, a mom of two who lives in Michigan, talks openly about her own experiences with depression and anxiety. She opens up about her decision to admit herself to an inpatient facility for treatment, talks about what that was like, and explains what’s in her “mental health care kit.” She also shares the story of how she found running, and why she’s so passionate about running for her own mental health.
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What you’ll get on this episode:
- What Mental Health Awareness Month means to Sasha (4:30)
- Sasha shares her mental health story (7:40)
- On the decision to check into a mental health hospital (14:30)
- What’s in Sasha’s “Mental Health Care Kit?” (21:00)
- How running has played a role in Sasha’s mental health journey (30:20)
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