Kara and Bern's Hike for Mental Health
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Kara and Bern's Hike for Mental Health
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Mental health issues have been present in our family for a long time. Kara's journey with mental illness began 10 years ago when she was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Despite meeting with numerous doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists, and completing various tests and treatments, mental illness remains a daily factor for her, as well as 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. The determination and drive necessary to rise above these dark burdens is incomparable. Having experienced the murky waters of mental health treatment, it is clear that more research needs to be done on the causes and treatments of mental illness. Bern and Kara are raising their voices as advocates for the many people in their lives suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, autism, and other mental issues. Please consider donating in order to further brain and behavior research to find a cure for mental illnesses, as well as trail conservancy.

ABOUT My HIKE for Mental Health

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I am taking a HIKE for Mental Health so I can raise funds for a great cause, reduce the stigma of mental illness, and help preserve wilderness trails.

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
Lydia Golas 07/08/2018 $25.00 You got this!! So proud of you!!!
Carolyn Believe It Consignments 07/04/2018 $25.00 Thank you for helping to reach out to the many that suffer from their mental health issues. There are so many that suffer in silence. May they always know someone is always willing to listen and do care❣️
Tara Minnich 06/28/2018 $25.00 Wishing you both the best on your Hike. Thank you for raising more for a cause that most don’t take seriously.
Dena-Marie Bruno 06/28/2018 $25.00 Prayers for safe and a wonderful experience girls. Thank you for the courage to make people aware.
Mary Buckwalter 06/27/2018 $25.00 Have a great hike!!
Dad & Geri Leibensperger 06/27/2018 $20.00 Enjoy your hike
Deanna DeLong 06/27/2018 $50.00 You girls rock! Safe travels. Keep in touch. I will be watching for you blogs. Love you both!
Mary Shurr 06/27/2018 $40.00 Be safe and enjoy your time together!
Lori Tighe 06/22/2018 $25.00 Be Safe and Enjoy your hike!
Elynne Chudnovsky 06/15/2018 $50.00 Have a beautiful hike!
Jill Cramer 06/14/2018 $50.00 Happy and Hiking go together!! Thanks Bern and Kara for doing this and have FUN!
Becky Wendahl 06/14/2018 $25.00 Have a great hike! I can’t wait to hear about it. Also, what a worthwhile cause, I’m happy to donate.
Kay Brendlinger 06/14/2018 $20.00 Stay safe! Awesome way to promote the cause
Jessica Constant 06/13/2018 $50.00 Be Safe and Power Thru!
Patricia Werley 06/12/2018 $50.00  
Rebecca Watson 06/12/2018 $20.00  
Karen Shrawder 06/12/2018 $150.00 You girls rock !! Mental health is such a huge issue these days and I’m totally supportive of this fund raiser
  Total $675.00