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I don’t filter too much of my life. The readers of Sad Runner get the good the bad and the ugly. Many remark how raw and open I am on this site.
So it may surprise you that the one area that has made me uncomfortable was the idea of being on-camera, on video, talking about my mental illness.
For some reason, I’m fine writing about all the horrific details, but talking on-camera about it has been something I’ve avoided. I want Sad Runner to have more video content, but I’ve just been reluctant to produce it for some reason.
That’s why today’s post is quite a milestone.
Awhile back, Celeste Coffman asked me for an interview. She has this awesome site that people with anxiety subscribe to monthly. Each month she brings case studies and actionable advice to her site’s members, it’s outstanding how she’s helping people beyond her counseling practice.
When Celeste asked me for the interview, I almost said no. Again, being on-camera and talking about mental illness was something I wanted to do but just couldn’t overcome emotionally. Still, I didn’t want to back down and knew Celeste would be fun to talk to if I could just get over my anxiety.
Thanks to my own determination, and the prayers of my close friends, I went through with the interview, and you can now view the first half for free.
The second part of the interview is available to paying members of her site. If you’re interested, you can use the code ‘SadRunner’ and get a month membership for just $1. Celeste knows her stuff, and she’s a shining example of working hard for something bigger than yourself. It’s an honor to be part of her site, and I was happy I could overcome my illness enough to speak candidly.
In the interview, I unpack some of my anxiety as well as explore the vision behind Sad Runner. I hope you enjoy watching it and that you get a little something out of my experience.