A few years ago I started hiking with my cousins just so that we could reconnect. One of them I hadn’t spent anytime with since my uncle took his life when we were kids. Hiking has been a great support and relief in my life since. Last summer I took off 75 pounds. This year I gained back 20 pounds after grieving the loss of my boss and I’m finally getting back to hiking.
Mental health is so important to our physical health and yet is so often overlooked or stigmatized. Mental health is something that shouldn’t be ignored. Too many people lose their lives because our society doesn’t like to discuss it. I’m choosing to join this hike with HIKE for Mental Health to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails.
Would you please consider making a donation, leaving a message, or sharing this page to help support me?
Thank you for your support!
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.