We chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails.
We tried to create a real-world leadership project to help address the opportunity related to our team’s Sustainable Development Goal #3, which considers the problem of good health and wants “to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” (United Nations, 2015). According to a study done by researchers at Stanford University (2015) hiking is proven to have many health benefits, ranging from mental and emotional relief to physical exercise.
Would you consider making a donation, leaving a message, or sharing this page? To help us to raise awareness and raise funds to help maintain wilderness trails and alleviate the suffering from mental illness.
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.