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Did you know? 1 in 5 people will develop a mental illness

DId you know? 47 thousand people died by suicide in 2017

Did you know? 1million 400thousand people attempted suicide in 2017

Did you know? The rate of suicide increased by 56 percent among 10 to 19 year-olds in the US in 2016

Maybe you didn't know those staggering statistics. But, now you do. Knowledge is powerful. It's important to know these statistics, but it's even more important to allow them to move you to action. I work with people every day who are struggling with things like generalized anxiety disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and others. These are people who have jobs and families, just like you. Many of them suffer in silence because of shame that results from the stigma that still permeates our culture. My hope by participating in #hikeOctober is not just to bring awareness, but to bring about a change in our culture. I'm so thankful to know organizations like Hike for Mental Health exist. This organization brings together two things that I'm passionate about- mental health and hiking in the great outdoors. I hope you'll consider donating and, if you're local, I'll gladly welcome you on the trail with me any Saturday or Sunday during the month of October! #hikeOctober 

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.

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Name Date Amount Comments
David Story 10/02/2019 $20.00  
  Total $20.00  
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