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My name is Brittany and I recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master's in Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in inpatient mental health treatment for the past 4 years, promoting outdoor recreation in the form of wilderness adventure therapy and equine assisted therapy. I have seen firsthand the power that nature and an active lifestyle can have on mental health. I am active and engaged in an array of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, rock climbing, horseback riding, and cometing in triathlon. Since graduating, I decided I wanted to take a trip as a way to reward myself. Well, my version of "vacation" is walking over 2600 miles and sleeping in a tent for 5 months on the Pacific Crest Trail!

Since I will be embarking on this long journey, I thought that I would document my efforts and attempt to raise money for a cause that is close to my heart. Hike for Mental Health seemed like the best, most reputable organization for this money to go towards. So, if you appreciate my videos, want to send some encouragement, and motivate me to keep going, please donate! I'm hoping to raise $1 for every mile that I hike--and hopefully with those donations, I will end up in Canada!

Thanks friends and happy trails! 

ABOUT Pacific Crest Trail

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I chose to make HIKE for Mental Health a part of my Pacific Crest 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.

Name Date Amount Comments
Kristi Kennedy 07/04/2019 $25.00 Brittany, i am a friend of your Aunt Deb and i just caught up on all your vlogs. i know taking time to recuperate is tough, but from what i’ve seen so far, i know you are tougher. i have really enjoyed the videos and i will look forward to seeing you back on the PCT when your body and mind are both ready.
Keith Brown 07/04/2019 $5.00 PCT Inspiration
Jose Coronado 05/28/2019 $20.00 I enoy your content. Good luck!!!
Jeff & Sweet Marie Sindelar 05/20/2019 $20.00 Stay safe on the trail and enjoy your amazing memories!!
Jeff Laass 04/25/2019 $25.00 Great to see the vlogs tonight. We are keeping your Mom in check at the airport, "three missed texts before calling the police!"
Kassie Diaz 04/19/2019 $10.00 You’re a blessing!
Bill Hempel 04/18/2019 $100.00 Good Luck!
Lowell Wexler 04/18/2019 $50.00 Good luck on your incredible adventure!
Karen McCleary 04/17/2019 $25.00 Good Luck Brittany! You got this! ❤
  Total $280.00  
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