Josiah's Hike for Mental Health
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Josiah's Hike for Mental Health
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I have been challenged by bipolar disorder for many years now.  The search for peace of mind and life directon are a couple of strong reasons for me making this journey. Without the advances in mental health treatment and the support and care I've received over the past years, I would be unable to live independently, much less go on this adventure. I'll be hiking roughly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, over the next 4-6 months, so there's plenty of time to donate. This cause is close to my heart, and any donation amount is appreciated. Thank you for your support! Happy Minds, and Happy Trails! :)

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

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

Name Date Amount Comments
Ashley Lowrance 03/25/2018 $20.00  
Dana Novak 03/18/2018 $50.00  
Robin Hale 03/15/2018 $25.00 We’re so proud of you, Josiah! Enjoy the trails!
Drea Beachboard 03/15/2018 $15.00 Have the time of your life Josiah!
Justin Priest 03/14/2018 $10.00  
Josiah Wandell 03/14/2018 $333.33  
  Total $453.33  
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