In my Mom’s honor, my hero
My mom struggled most of her life with undiagnosed bipolar. Hidden and ashamed she was alone. It wasn’t something people talked about. It is invisible.
She lived behind a curtain, over medicated and twelve years ago she gave up and sadly took her life.
Although it was the darkest point in my life, it also made me realize the suffering that the mind can put the human person through. Some of the strongest and respected people I know have suffered greatly with this disease. My mom was no exception.
Because of her, I have strength and perseverance.
I have a moral compass and compassion.
I have wisdom and a passionate heart for those who suffer on any level, most especially mental illness.
She will forever be the most sensitive, classy, faithful and strongest woman I will every know. She was hysterical and very witty , the class clown of her Graduating Class.
Every step I hike, every run, every physical thing I do is for her and in her memory.
Please join me and many others who want to be part of the movement to stamp out the stigma of mental illness.
Donate, Share, Speak, Hike …. live a life of understanding because some live in more darkness than others.
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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