Hike for mental health awareness

My brother's Youtube video. More below.

My younger brother recently when through another difficult time in his life with his mental illness. After he worked through it he came to me with an idea about thru-hiking to improve his mental health and to raise awareness of mental health issues for others. I could see how focused and positive he was about the idea, so I told him I'd help him anyway I could. After I talked him out of putting it all on his credit card, we came up with the idea for this GoFundMe campaign. 

The funds will be used to cover his expenses on this trip, such as food, motels, and what have you along the way. Estimates for thru-hiking run about $1000 USD from what he told me so $1200 CAD sounds reasonable. Also any funds that exceed what he needs I'll be donating to the mental health charities below.

Our mother got him a smart phone so he can share his experience with those out there in his twitch channel and elsewhere (also so she can keep track of him lol). He will be live streaming on his Twitch channel whenever possible. When he can't he will make vods for his youtube and upload pics for his instagram.

If you can offer any direct help or guidance to my brother, you can reach him from the email listed on his Twitch About page.

I haven't seen him this invested in anything in years. I'm really hoping this can make a positive change for him moving forward.

Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax/Dartmouth- local
Canadian Mental Health Association - national
Redcross - global




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    • $50 
    • 4 d
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    • $25 
    • 9 d
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    • $25 
    • 16 d
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    • 18 d
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Darcie Rooney 
Halifax, NS
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