I chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails.
Being outside in nature, hiking the beautiful trails of NC, has done wonders for me the past three years, but especially during the pandemic in 2020. I don’t suffer from a mental health illness, but there are people close to me who do, and I know that with awareness, proper treatment, and support, they too can live their best lives. Their lives – or truly anyone’s life! – can be enhanced by feelings of empowerment, self-sufficiency, strength, and inner peace…all things hiking and being outdoors can inspire.
Would you consider making a donation, leaving a message, or sharing this page in support of mental health awareness and love of the outdoors?
1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.
HIKE for Mental Health is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded on the vision of a world in which everyone, including those who suffer mental illness, can find the simple joy of living.
Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of those afflicted by mental illness, eliminate the associated stigma, and foster responsible use of wilderness trails.
As an all-volunteer organization, we distribute 100% of contributions raised by our hikes.
- 80% funds scientific research to understand and treat mental illness
- 20% conserves national wilderness trails
Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. Thank you for your support.
To learn more, visit hikeformentalhealth.org.
To join a hike click here.