About Adam Weitz
Adam Weitz is a designer, serial entrepreneur, marathoner, Depression Hacker, and advocate. A startup junkie at heart, he lends his expertise to a variety of projects both in the nonprofit and public spaces. (Many of his current projects can be found here.)
Adam was diagnosed with clinical depression in the Spring of 2003 when his girlfriend (now wife) encouraged him to visit a therapist when she saw signs something was wrong.
Since then, through the help of regular therapy, Adam has learned that his depression goes all the way back to his childhood. In fact, he now believes he was born with many of the chemical imbalances that still dictate his emotions today.
There has always been a sadness inside me that I can’t shake. I can’t outgrow it.
When his pastor’s son committed suicide in 2013, Adam was shocked by the misinformation among well-meaning churchgoers. He knew someone had to start telling the truth about depression, so others didn’t feel alone.
When you have depression, and all you hear are well-meaning people saying all the wrong things, you think you’re weird, and that you’re the only one.
Inspired by Carlos Whittaker‘s blogging about his anxiety, Adam decided to start Sad Runner in hopes of showing people what it’s like to live with severe depression.
Sad Runner presents raw accounts of depression and anxiety with a sense of hope that things will get better. Additionally, Sad Runner seeks to motivate and encourage people to take ownership of their illness and to not let it rob them of their lives.
So many people let it [depression] get worse than it needs to be. They don’t fight for what’s important to them, and then they’re shocked when depression takes it away. A depression diagnosis should be an invitation to a fight, not a funeral.
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