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I Run this Mind: Raising Awareness of Depression and Anxiety

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THE STORY:

Last year I raised over $2000 for Parkinson's research and ran the Chicago marathon. This year, I am running it again, and doing it for everyone I know and love who struggle with clinical depression and anxiety.

I want to raise awareness about these disorders and encourage a broader acceptance of them as real and legitimate conditions. I want to reduce the stigma that surrounds them. I want to encourage others to be kind and compassionate with their loved ones who struggle depression and anxiety.

I Run this Mind is both a play on words and a true "mile post" for me.   It's a mantra I repeat over and over again. I want it to be a mile post for others as well. I Run this Mind is about taking ownership of depression and taking control of your mental health and healing. It's about owning your mind and not letting it own you. It's about openly acknolwedging struggles with mental health, no matter how frightening it may seem. Running helps me achieve this goal, and I want to help others achieve it as well.
 

Follow me on my second marathon journey as I log miles, long runs, and post-run calorie explosions. You can find me on Twitter @mindfulacademic or Instagram @themindfulacademic for these updates and useful information as I raise awareness with each mile ran. If you're sharing your own photos and updates about my running, or passing this fundraiser along to others, you can use my hashtags #irunthismind and #bekindunwind. Your encouragement, "likes," and donations give me the motivation to keep running.

 

I will be running for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an organization that promotes public awareness, reduces the stigma around anxiety and depression, and supports the advancement of scientific knowledge about the causes and treatment of these disorders.

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$1,047

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen and Chad

    $50

  • Tricia Suttmann

    $100

  • Jason Amos

    $35

  • Geoff Pautsch

    $30

  • Megan Bays

    $50

  • Heather

    $75

  • Laura Najdzin

    $20

  • Kevin Elam

    $50

  • Mary Hess-Powers

    $50

  • Meghan Bongartz

    $15

  • Clare & Jeffrey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $65

  • Clark and Dena

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $56

  • Emily Kane Carroll

    $56

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Chelcie & Matt

    $50

  • mom and dad

    $50

  • Shannon Scott

    $25

  • Carol & Rashid

    $105

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Mara Suttmann-Lea

Amount Raised

$1,047

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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holly suttmann

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Donor Comments

Carol & Rashid

Carol & Rashid

DONATION: $105

SO proud of you! Good luck today! 4 years ago

Shannon Scott

Shannon Scott

DONATION: $25

Run, Forrest...I mean Mara, run! 4 years ago

mom and dad

mom and dad

DONATION: $50

So proud of our girl! 4 years ago

Chelcie & Matt

Chelcie & Matt

DONATION: $50

You are a loving, wonderful, brave, and supportive beast, and we think the world of you, Mara! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Emily Kane Carroll

Emily Kane Carroll

DONATION: $56

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $56

4 years ago

Clark and Dena

Clark and Dena

DONATION: $100

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $65

4 years ago

Clare & Jeffrey

Clare & Jeffrey

DONATION: $50

An all-inspiring mission and woman. Best of luck to you, Mara! You're going to do great! 4 years ago