Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a life-long section-hiking project for me. I have been at it for over 10 years, starting with many long day hikes in the tri-state area. My longest backpacking trek so far was 53 miles, my ‘50 at 50’ Georgia hike when I first discovered Hike for Mental Health five years ago. I have now, as of October 2020, logged just over 700 miles on the AT, and counting.
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.