As someone who struggles with depression, anxiety, and several other mental health challenges, I consider the work of Hike for Mental Health as essential.
Wilderness saved me and continues to save me over and over again every day. My first thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016 changed my entire life. I’d like to use this thru-hike to raise awareness and to help others find their way to good mental health.
Would you consider making a donation, leaving a message, or sharing this page to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and conserve wilderness trails?
PS – For this thru-hike, I’ll be hiking with my partner Justin. You can follow us at trekonthetrail.com.
Photo by: @kryptic_blue (instagram.com/kryptic_blue)
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.