Mental Health

Can Climbing Be Used to Treat Depression?

Can Climbing Be Used to Treat Depression?

The lichen-stained granite fingers of the Needles, in the southern Sierra Nevada of California, rise menacingly out of the tall conifers that flank the spiny ridge. But for pro climber Ethan Pringle, it’s on the hard, sustained trad routes that…

New Study: Treat Anxiety, Depression with… Bouldering

New Study: Treat Anxiety, Depression with… Bouldering

Researchers found bouldering helps alleviate symptoms in people struggling with depression and anxiety.   Bouldering requires mental focus, physical exertion, and, oftentimes, a friend’s help. Those factors make the activity a unique tool in treating depression, according to a study by…

HOW CLIMBING HELPED ME BATTLE AN EATING DISORDER

HOW CLIMBING HELPED ME BATTLE AN EATING DISORDER

For one climber, an obsession with the vertical world wasn’t the source of destruction. It was the way out.   I spent my first two years of college bruising my knees on bathroom tile. Some lonely people eat their lunch…

How Jake McManus got off the ground

How Jake McManus got off the ground

This Article was published on 9th October 2015 on “Get inspired” by the BBC, and brought to my attention by my dear friend David Proctor, who knows Jake McManus well. Jake runs a non-profit organisation called Climb Out raising awareness of mental…

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