Climb to Conquer Suicide
Aug 31 – Sept 9, 2018
This year is the 3rd annual 46Climbs event. Join the community of climbers and hikers all over the country (and the world). It doesn’t matter if you have never climbed a mountain before or if it’s your profession, you can be part of this national movement. Just pick a mountain or group of mountains (large or small) and climb it during September 1 – 10, 2017. The event begins the Friday before Labor Day weekend and runs through the week until Sunday, World Suicide Prevention Day.
“The 46Climbs event for me was challenging, inspiring and so empowering. It was the best, most needed therapy for me as I lost my 27 year old son to suicide on 6/28/2017. I will continue to climb until these knees of mine can’t do it. I am honored to be apart of the 46Climbs family”. – Susan Earabino
“This being my second year doing 46 Climbs, I would have to say that this experience definitely built off of the previous year. I actually got to know some people in my personal circle in a much more intimate and raw fashion thanks to our willingness to be really vulnerable to talk about our own experiences with suicide and mental illness. These are some of the most important conversations to have, as they help us to heal, they help us to feel so much less alone. When these conversations can also happen in a place that we all find to be so therapeutic, too, it increases the experience by leaps and bounds”. – Holly Anderson
“Hiked Mount Moriah in NH. Thought we were at the summit but it was a false peak. There was a solitary Grey Jay that was socializing with us. It landed on my hand and then showed us the path. It seems silly but It seemed like a sign from my brother John. – The summit was super small and crowded. The hikers perched there were so friendly and welcoming. We asked if they would take our summit photo and the conversation began. One of the hikers played the song by Logic thats about suicide prevention and there we all were (about 12 of us) on amountain peak listiening to a song that seemed to resonate with all of us. It was so moving. A woman took a picture of my shirt so she could start her own team next year and introduce it to her school. The weather was absolutely perfect and the day couldn’t have been any better”. – Valerie Desmond