HIKE For Mental Health Welcomes Aspiring JMT Hiker — 4 Comments

  1. Hi, Emily! Good luck in your new position. I’m sure you’ll find a wonderful group of volunteers, hikers and supporters of Hike for Mental Health.

    • Thanks, Tammy! I’m very excited to be working with HIKE for Mental Health.

  2. Hi Emily,

    My granddaughter is working on the same degree at Portland Bible College. Her mother and brother have hiked a total of 1,400 miles on the Appalachian trail. My daughter is an artist, and artist. I think she wanted the out in nature experience. Next walk is the Pacific crest trail. I have a daughter who has a mental illness, I can’t believe how much walking helps her. I wish more was written about the evidence, but most people with mental illness to not know it helps. Good luck on your adventures.

    • Joyce-

      Those sound like amazing adventures! The benefit of being nature and/or walking in nature is amazing, but you’re right, there isn’t a easily accessible or large body of work to access. Part of what I hope to do here at HIKE for Mental Health, is to find those resources and make them more accessible.