I chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails. Would you consider making a donation, leaving a message, or sharing this page? Thank you.
I’m joining this hike again because in my first year I really needed this experience much more than I had ever anticipated.. I showed up pretty confident in my hiking ability but extremely nervous to meet so many people for such a powerful event. I went up with Mark Langdon who’s definitely a strong hiker and really handled his group well as a guide/sweeper. I made it back down the mountain a little early and met Dana and Suzanne in the parking lot who had fresh cookies and cold drinks! I must’ve stood in that parking lot for 3 hours talking to these two with such much needed humor and knowledge of the mountains. I’m so looking forward to being a guide/sweeper this year and hopefully giving my group that same sense of comfort that I felt in the face of something very difficult. Can’t wait to help some new people experience the beautiful wild and also reunite with those great people from last year!
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.
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