HIKE for Mental Health

Share the joy of hiking. Bring hope to those battling mental illness.

Share the joy of hiking; bring hope to those battling mental illness.
Sitha Chhun's Fundraising Page
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Sitha Chhun's Fundraising Page
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Every story needs to be told and heard, and it's definitely not easy to share something about myself that I see as a dark place.  I live with depression and have been battling it since i was a teenager.  I'm a loner who wants friends who know how to leave me alone.  You feel me?  Being a witness to domestic violence and not being able to talk to anyone about the mess at home made me write my days away.  Now, the thought of spilling my feelings onto paper makes me feel like shit.  College life was lonely.  Made zero friends, didn't talk to anyone, locked myself in a room for weeks, went out for midnight walks to numb the loneliness.  PSA: Parents, please check on your kids' ability to socialize with others before shipping them off to college!!  Mine didn't know better, and I hold no grudge.  We're immigrants figuring it out in this competitive world. 

Well I haven't found a way out, but I have found ways to cope.  I fell in love with hiking and have found that I truly miss the mountains when I'm away from them for too long.  The woods offer me peace, courage, and compassion towards myself and others.  Thank you, Mother Earth!!!!  Now donate so we can continue to spread the message that every story deserves to be heard.  Please and thank you.  Love, Sitha aka Thing Thang

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 www.hikeformentalhealth.org.

To register for a hike yourself, click here.

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Sokleang Koy 08/22/2019 $50.00 Society labels, people judge. We can end this through increased awareness and understandings.
Lisa Tom 08/04/2019 $30.00 Hike well, Sitha!
Anonymous Friend 07/02/2019 $10.00 Bunky and Star <3
Samantha Carbonneau 06/15/2019 $.00  
Yey Tom 06/13/2019 $20.00 Keep climbing, my angel
Brandon Parenteau 02/27/2019 $25.00 Lil help goes a long way!
  Total $135.00  
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