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PODCAST – Kevin Dooney: Running with Depression

On this week’s podcast we’re joined by one of Ireland’s leading distance runners Kevin Dooney.

Starting with a recap of his running career to date, we then get into an in-depth discussion around mental health, and Dooney’s own battle with depression.

In an open and honest interview, Dooney talks about the moment he realised something was not quite right with his mental health, and charts it’s progression to date, and the methods he uses to manage it.

We get insights into how both writing and talking have helped him become more self-aware, and how seeking the joy in running will remain a goal for the future.
FastRunning.com article with Kevin here.
Mental health information and helplines:

Samaritanshere

Free 24hr helpline: 116 123
Text: 087 260 90 90
Email: jo@samaritans.ie

 

Pieta Househere
Free 24hr helpline: 1800 247 247
Email: mary@pieta.ie
Text: text the word “Help” to 51444
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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, physical therapist, and MSc student. He is current national 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the sprint hurdles events. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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