Goal: 30.0 miles
23.0 miles completed
I chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health to help support scientific research around mental health, decrease the stigma of mental illness, and conserve wilderness trails.
Anyone who knows me knows I love hiking and have dedicated my professional life to hiking trail and public land conservation. Over the years I’ve heard countless stories of the interconnectedness of trails and mental health
Trails offer opportunies for solace, happiness, camaraderie, exercise, challenge, discovery, curiosity, meditation, accomplishment, and (of course) fun for hundreds of millions of people around the world.
They are used by people looking for purpose and healing. They are used by people going through major transitions and tragedies. They are used by people seeking connection. They are used by people who just need some space.
Trails can be metaphors for life, love, and mental health. They twist and turn. They rise and dip. They cross streams and climb ladders. They offer beautiful views and tunnels of trees. And they can be harder than we expect. They’re both the journey and the destination.
For all these reasons, I am hiking for mental health this October. 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.