AT section hike in NC
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Once again I am hiking for mental health research and awareness. This hike (from the Smoky Mountains to Hot Springs NC) is going to be a first though. My husband Keith is joining efforts!  Hiking is his happy place too; a place free of anxiety and the stress of daily life. Me? I'm hoping for answers research might someday provide. Why me? I can't explain the freedom it feels to share that, having hid it for so many years. Please help us end the stigma surrounding mental illness. 

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

To register your own hike with HIKE for Mental Health, click here.

Name Date Amount Comments
Anonymous Friend 07/19/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/15/2019 $25.00  
David Watts 07/13/2019 $50.00  
  Total $125.00