I chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails. As a hiker and a social worker, both of these are important causes to me. I improve my own mental wellness by spending time in the mountains, and also by connecting with people who I can speak openly with about my mental health.
If you are in a position where you are able to donate money to this cause, of course that’s amazing and I will be very appreciative. Funds raised will go toward mental health programs and trail conservation. If you’re not able to donate, you can still help to reduce mental health stigma by engaging in open conversations about mental health. Mental illness is something that affects us all. If you are fortunate enough to not have experienced it yourself, I guarantee that someone you care about has struggled. We can all do our part to reduce stigma by treating mental health the same way we treat physical health – like something that we all have, can struggle with, and may need support to maintain.
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.