I chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health in memory of my mother. She was a brilliant and creative spirit who immigrated to the US from Brazil after earning advanced degrees from B.U on scholarship.
My parents were married for 15 years before deciding to start a family (with me). Unfortunately, the changes in biochemistry with pregnancy at age 40 prompted delusions that led to multiple hospitalizations.
The psychotropic medications used to affect her condition had debilitating side effects, including severe lethargy and cognitive numbness. She deserved better treatment, so I hike to support research and to conserve wilderness trails, the use of which can positively affect mental clarity.
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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.
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