January 30th was Bell Let’s Talk Day. This week on the show we connect with sports psychology consultant Dr. Penny Werthner to explore the link between running and mental health. We talk about stigma, resources, and the myriad positive effects that running can have on mental health and wellbeing.
We also bring you The Rundown, our weekly recap of exciting running news. We talk about podium finishes by Canadians on the cross-country course and trails. We also bring you some of the top results from the roads and track.
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I can’t say enough good things about the 🇨🇦 women’s senior XC team- such a privilege to be on this squad! These girls are not just super talented but they are all genuinely awesome people. We worked together at NACAC XC champs – running as a pack- talking to each other – sharing water – whatever we could do to “survive & thrive!” I’m so thankful for these ladies helping me fight through a tough race. We truly are BETTER TOGETHER. I’m so excited to race as a team again in Denmark! #worldxc #aarhus2019 #teamcanada #crosscountryrunning #surviveandthrive @jessmoconnell @lalongen7 @claairesumner @kayers09 @nataliahawthorn Photos- @tarynoneillv2
If you are struggling with mental health concerns, you are not alone. The following organizations provide mental health support for Canadians:
Canadian Mental Health Association, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Kids Help Phone, Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Mood Disorders Society of Canada, The Jack Project, Crisis Line