TO FIGHT DE­PRES­SION

Runner's World (UK) - - LONDON CALLING - @pe­terid­ders

PETE RIDDLESTON

‘ My #rea­son­torun is to start more con­ver­sa­tions about men­tal health to help re­duce the stigma around what re­mains a very dif­fi­cult sub­ject. I’ve suf­fered with de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety for most of my adult life, and be­came very ill after los­ing my job in 2011. Run­ning has been vi­tal in help­ing me re­cover and re­build my con­fi­dence, and run­ning Lon­don means so much. It’s a huge chal­lenge, but it has given me the chance to talk and write openly about my own men­tal health and sup­port the men­tal health char­ity Mind.’

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