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 2022 I was diagnosed with rare and crazy medical issues and have since been on a medical journey that has been stressful and a lot to deal with.
My condition won’t kill you but I’ve read that one of the things that actually effects the mortality rate of people that have my diagnosis is suicide. I’m lucky that I have amazing support system and my own great habits in place which support good mental health but not everyone is so lucky.
So I am joining my friend Jen Ariel in doing this hike for mental health.
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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.