Run keeps depression at bay
NEDLANDS ranger Daniel Sharples knew he had a problem when he started having dramatic mood swings and uncontrollable tremors every single day.
After suffering all his adult life, the father of two said it took courage to visit a doctor to finally be diagnosed with depression.
“I wanted to make sure my kids have a father who will be there for them and give them the love they deserve,” he said.
Mr Sharples will run the half-marathon in the City to Surf on August 30 to raise money for mental health charity beyondblue.
The avid Instagram user said he was documenting his training with the hashtag #runningwithdepression under the name libertyrunner.
“Winston Churchill said: ‘When you’re going through hell, keep going’ and that says it all for me – in running and in dealing with depression,” he said.
“The good news with something like depression is that, just like physical illnesses, depression and anxiety can be treated.
“The sooner you seek help, the sooner you can recover.” Visit https://chevroncitytosurf2015.everydayhero. com/au/half-marathonfor-beyond-blue.