Why injury often leads to depression

June 16th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

It may seem counter-intuitive, but depression following injury may actually be adaptive

The Shakeout Podcast: Running towards mental health

February 22nd, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

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, […]

UVic runner publishes depression story in Globe and Mail

December 2nd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Josh Kozelj is an accomplished varsity runner who manages his depression through counselling and creative writing. He wants others who are suffering to know they are not alone

Runners: 10 ways to boost your mental health

October 10th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay, and we’ve compiled a list of ways you can give yourself–and others–a mental health boost

Runners with depression: you’re in good company

August 15th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Some of the most accomplished athletes in the world are not strangers to depression. Their openness and advocacy on the subject go a long way towards reducing the stigma around mental illness

Six running tricks to beat the blues this winter

January 15th, 2018 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

If the winter blues have taken hold on you this month, know it can be fixed. Running is in fact one of the best antidotes for depression and sadness.

Why What Made Maddy Run is an important book that all runners should read

October 25th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »

Kate Fagan’s book about the struggles of student-athlete Madison Holleran is a must-read running book

Swan Lake: How running helped me carry on

July 7th, 2017 by Kelly Bouchard | Posted in Thoughts From The Run | No Comments »

How one simple route led to an immense amount of healing and personal growth.

Painting scenes from the trail has become part of my depression recovery plan

March 29th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

After hours of focus, he has a picture, not dissimilar to the process and accomplishment felt after a big run.

Finding song through the run streak

February 16th, 2017 by Noel Paine | Posted in A Runner's View, Blogs | No Comments »

After struggling with depression for quite some time, this musician ran a string of 365 5Ks and ended up writing a song about it.

Running with bipolar disorder

November 28th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

For years, Diane Gagne struggled with bipolar disorder. When she discovered running, it became part of her treatment plan. Today, running is one of the most reliable ways to keep her healthy and happy.

How she did it: Moving on from rough patch to becoming a personal trainer

November 23rd, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in The Scene | 2 Comments »

Filsan Abdiaman wasn’t always the fit, happy runner and personal trainer that she is today.