Running and mental health: ‘I couldn’t see a way past depression until I ran’

This short video from journalist Woody Morris is about a 27-old woman named Jerry who has completed five half-marathons.

As the BBC’s Newsbeat reports:

“… there was a time when she ‘didn’t think there was a way out’ of her depression and severe social anxiety.

After experiencing a lot of ‘very negative relationships’, Jerry turned to drugs and alcohol before getting help from a therapist who suggested she started running.

Despite admitting she ‘felt like she was dying’ when she first started, she says she now has control over her life and aims to become a personal trainer to help people in a similar situation to her …”

You can watch the video here.

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