Starting on February 29, 2020, Mango and I plan to start a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. The plan is to start and see what happens. Maybe it’ll truly be a thru hike, or maybe it’ll turn into a series a long section hikes. However, our goal is to get back in a healthy groove, mentally and physically. In the process, we’d like to give back to the trail that has previously and likely will continue to be an inspiration and driving force in my own mental health coping. If you would like to support our hike, one thing you can do is donate to Hike for Mental Health. Hike for Mental Health helps maintain trails and grow representation of those of us using hiking, trails, and the outdoors as coping skills and a way to inspire other’s mental health survival journeys. I don’t have a lot of fundraising experience, so I set my fundraising goal low, but don’t let that deter you from donating! We live in a time where our environment needs a lot of TLC, and minor things like trail maintenance can have a huge impact on the land by decreasing erosion and impact on the land. Please consider donating to Hike for Mental Health, and feel free to contact me with questions about our hike!
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.