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I am hiking to raise awareness of mental health issues, especially within the military community. The Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry (2014) found that almost 1 in 4 active duty service members struggles with mental illness, while a study in the Journal of Family Psychology (2011) found a significant increase in anxiety and depression in military spouses and the children of service members than within the general population. Military Times reported that in US Department of Veterans' Affairs (2016) study, while veterans made up only 9 percent of the American population, they represented 18 percent of deaths from suicide. 

As a military spouse, I feel that we need to educate the public to better remove the stigma on mental illness and work to support those who struggle because we can do better, especially for our service members, veterans, and their families who have given so much. 

I will be blogging my 2019 AT Thru-hike @: www.trailjournals.com/tenfourhikes.

ABOUT Appalachian Trail

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I chose to make HIKE for Mental Health a part of my Appalachian Trail hike so I can raise funds for a great cause and reduce the stigma of 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 to foster responsible use of wilderness trails.

As an all-volunteer organization, we distribute 100% of contributions raised by our hikers.

  • 80 cents from every dollar funds scientific research to prevent, cure, and treat mental illness
  • 20 cents maintains and preserves wilderness trails

Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. Thank you for your support.

To learn more, visit www.hikeformentalhealth.org.

To register your own hike with HIKE for Mental Health, click here.

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Michelle Thomas 07/12/2019 $50.00 Rock those miles!
Anonymous Friend 07/09/2019 $50.00  
Christine Chaplin 06/14/2019 $30.00 You kick Ass
Michelle DiSarno 06/09/2019 $50.00  
Joanne and Bill Hawver 06/07/2019 $50.00 We are thinking of you and wishing you a successful journey. Your friends at the Red Cardinal B&B
Patty Patterson 06/01/2019 $100.00 GO TEN FOUR!!! I LOVE YOU< MAMMIE WHEN IS YOUR NEXT ZERO?
Bill Weir 05/30/2019 $100.00  
Joanne Wilhelm 05/28/2019 $100.00 You go girl!
Tammy Patterson 05/28/2019 $50.00 So proud of you!
Neil Gordon 05/24/2019 $100.00  
Kevin Gertz 04/06/2019 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/07/2019 $25.00 Get those miles lady!
Brian Topping 03/07/2019 $25.00 You rock!!!
Jamie Keesler 03/07/2019 $35.00 Keep up the good work friend!
  Total $865.00  
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