Another Summit

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Another Summit is a therapeutic outdoor adventure program that provides veterans, first responders, federal agents, and community members with the foundation for a healthy, purposeful life through structured outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, and paddling adventures in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. The idea that nature has therapeutic benefits is hardly new. Researchers over the past several decades have rigorously investigated the impact that contact with nature has on human health and well-being, and the results are no surprise. This effort has resulted in a substantial growth in empirical data with numerous studies documenting the diversity of benefits related to exposure to natural environments, including significant improvements on psychological health, mood, attentional functioning, coping abilities, and overall well-being.

Mental illness is disproportionately high among veterans, first responders, and federal agents in comparison to the general population. Every day, between 18 and 20 veterans die by suicide, and it's reported that more first responders die by suicide than in the line of duty every year. With mental health stigmas and other barriers to seeking out help, our Guardians often sweep their traumatic experiences under the rug, put their uniform back on and return to duty, continuing to serve our nation both domestic & abroad. Outdoor recreation offers a long-term and promising approach to healing from mental health conditions.

 

Interested in joining us on the trail?

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Aaron

Program Director

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James

Outdoor Leader

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Kevin

Outdoor Leader

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Phil

Outdoor Leader

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Angela

Outdoor Leader

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Alex

Outdoor Leader

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