Hiking is a passion of mine. Being outside in the glory of nature is my soul food. I hike not just for my physical health but for my mental and emotional health. Hiking helps many people re-connect with nature and with places within themselves that get obscured in the daily busy-ness of life. I am joining a fundraising hike for a group called HIKE for Mental Health. They work to increase public awareness about the challenges of mental health issues AND help conserve wilderness trails. The funds go to organizations like the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and The Appalachian Trail Conservancy. If you enjoy walking and being outside and find it beneficial for your own mental health and balance in your life, please consider making a donation or sharing this page.
Thank you so much!
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.