Millions of us are self-medicating in the best way possible – with our feet
Jogging has been a life-saver for me. I’ve had depression since I was a teenager, and I’ve jogged since then too. I’d hate to think what my head would feel like without running. Now the whole country has gone run-crazy. And it makes perfect sense. Far better run-crazy than stir-crazy.
The pandemic has caused the whole country to become if not clinically depressed at least collectively miserable. People who have never complained of depression, anxiety, claustrophobia and obsessive compulsive disorders are doing so now. Last month it was reported that mental health charity Mind’s daily website views rose from 9,580 on 4 January to 14,167 after the announcement of a third lockdown in the UK.