Goal: 100.0 miles
105.4 miles completed
If you know me in any capacity, you’re probably aware that I’ve committed much of my adult life to speaking on, advocating for, and fundraising on behalf of personalized routes in mental health— in addition to promoting self-discovery and self-love in the woods.
My own personal route of building a life I love, in which I mentally and emotionally thrive, has been interwoven and inseparable from my relationship with the outdoors whether sitting, hiking, or trail-running.
2020 has altered how many of us recreate in the outdoors, often substituting the backcountry with backyards— but if there has been a silver lining, I’d reckon it’s been highlighting the significance of access to clean air, water, and green spaces for humans to thrive physically and mentally through the most stressful of times.
I invite you to join me to HIKE October for mental health and conserving the outdoors if you can safely and responsibly do so!
If not, I’d be honored to have your support in sharing or donating. And if you’d like to make a distance request that I hike on your behalf, I would be more than happy to do so! 🙂
Thank you so much!
[photography: Bridget O’Hara]
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.