Stephen Sovey's Fundraising Page
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There is a stigma that surrounds mental illness. For all that we have accomplished in this world, for all the topics we can openly talk about, for all the mistakes we have made, for all we have done right...we still look at mental illness as an untouchable subject. We turn a blind eye. We dismiss people because of true problems they have. We think they should just tough it out, get over it. 

And that's not right. 

We need to treat mental illness like we do any other disease. It's a problem that people need help with. I am a nurse, I see it first hand. I also go through anxiety and depression like so many others do. So I'm going to do this hike because hiking helps me cope. But I'm also going to donate because the money helps others who need it and I hope you do as well. 

ABOUT 8th Annual Summit Mt Washington

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I chose to join the 8th Annual Summit Mt. Washington HIKE for Mental Health to 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 programs to alleviate the suffering of mental illness including 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 for a hike yourself, click here.

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