Im doing a HIKE for Mental Health in August. Hiking the John Muir Trail. 211 miles.
My son is Bipolar. He was diagnosed at 10. Back then we thought it was a behavior issue. We spent those child years going to therapist, Drs, hospitals. He even lived in a group home for a bit. As He’s moved into adulthood, he’s been in an out of jail/prison since he was a teenager. He was home while I was doing my Thru Hike of the AT in 18. (A very much need therapy for myself as I was becoming lost) He attempted suicide 5x. (Yes, He had a team of people around him) He struggles everyday and he knows it’s part of his condition. He try’s hard to do the right thing but at times his temper gets the best of him. He doesnt care to hike. LOL He’s a pretty boy.
I feel like theres not enough support, awareness or just plain empathy for what people go thru. We all just need help!!
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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
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