Goal: 25.0 miles
33.3 miles completed
I chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails.
In 2015, I joined HIKE for Mental Health and climbed Bear Mt. with amazing people who have the same passion as mine. This year I motivated myself to get back into hiking and have been doing it quite weekly compared to a few times a year. Going into nature has improved my own mental health and I love everything about hiking no matter the distance. It’s always an adventure.
I want to give back and support those who deal with mental illness. As a social worker, I see it affect so many people and this year definitely hasn’t been easy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health affects all of us differently and I want others to know I care by joining this virtual hike for the month of October.
Starting the month of October, my goal is to hike/walk 25 miles and reach $100 in donations. I will be hiking/walking locally which may include state parks, preservations, trails, etc. unless I feel adventurous and go to PA or NY. After each hike/walk, I will update my page to keep everyone informed on reaching my goals. No pressure at all but any support is very much appreciated.
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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.