Willa Bell's Fundraising Page
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As most of you know, I have long struggled with severe mental illness, mostly severe major depression, anxiety, and PTSD (though if I listed them all like titles after my name my list would be much longer). Mental illness is a tough road, like any chronic, invisible illness. I have good days and bad days..sometimes I have even worse days. It's been almost 4 years since my last psych hospitalization, but I see two therapists a week and my psychiatrist once a month.


It's exhausting.


Hiking is one of the few places I find a reprieve, one of the places I am best able to.seek for peace.


My goal is to hike 31 miles this month. A mile for each day. Best Border Collie and I did 3.5 today.


Please consider tossing a few dollars toward this organization if you have them to spare, and help make the world just a little bit kinder and a little bit more understanding.

ABOUT hikeOctober 2019

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I chose to join #hikeOctober to raise awareness of the challenges of mental illness, fund mental health research and conserve wilderness trails with our #hikeOctober campaign.

To learn more about #hikeOctober, click here.

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.

Name Date Amount Comments
Jill Parslow 10/03/2019 $20.00  
Ann Stetson 10/03/2019 $20.00 Go team Steven!!!!
Beth Boyett 10/03/2019 $20.00 In honor of Katie and all my friends who share this struggle.
Robin Nuttall 10/02/2019 $50.00 I'm proud to be your friend.
Dede Crough 10/02/2019 $10.00  
  Total $120.00  
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