As I was researching routes to hike up Mt. Washington before I head to my job that starts this fall in New England, I found this event that happens to be the day before my job training starts- the exact same time I was hoping to climb Mt. Washington! So I figure, why not sign up for this hike? If anyone is interested in supporting mental health research and trail maintenance, feel free to donate to my page. I have worked a bit in both mental health and trail maintenance and truly appreciate the work being done in both fields, so this feels like a perfect opportunity to share that with others. Also, if $100 or more is donated to my page I’ll get a bright orange hiking shirt ;). Hope this encourages some people to consider the role of mental health in our lives and to gain appreciation for the trails people have built and maintained for us to enjoy the great outdoors, and even that being outside is great for mental health 🙂
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.