Goal: 50.0 miles
38.0 miles completed
Hikes and long walks allow me the opportunity to focus on the present. Some days, I still find myself mindlessly staring at the walls in my house, and in times like those I have found something that keeps my spirit alive: putting on some tunes, grabbing one of my cameras, and roaming around my neighborhood. I can get out of my own head by staring at the landscapes around me, instead of blank walls that give nothing in return but anxious thoughts. I can rest my mind while moving my body, and I think that’s pretty neat. I’m participating in #HikeOctober to be more conscious about my personal mental health and pay more attention to the natural world around me. I’ll be challenging myself to bring a camera with me every time I head out on a walk or hike as well!
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Thanks a million!
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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