Donovan Edwards inspires young athletes to Open up about mental health

Mental health among athletes is a topic rarely talked about, but it is an issue that is on the rise, especially among young athletes. Donovan Edwards, starting running back for the Michigan Wolverines, is using his success as a college football player and his struggles with mental health to encourage, educate and inspire young athletes. In March, Edwards spoke at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Swanton, Ohio, to talk to the students about the adversity he has faced, including the death of his mother when he was two years old.

Still I Run breaks mental health stigma, promotes exercise

Mental health issues are increasingly prevalent and local mental health organizations are seeking new ways to provide support and raise awareness. Among these, Still I Run uses the idea of exercise to bring together the community through a sense of caring and a concern for physical health. Founded in 2016 by Sasha Wolff, Still I Run promotes runners to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement in pursuit of mental health via running chapters across the country.