Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group - Vet Arts Connect

We are proud to offer, in conjunction with the Institute for Integrative Health, specialized opportunities for those who have served our nation. This partnership is designed to provide social outdoor recreational opportunities for veterans. We hope the experiences that people have will prove positive and benefit their life.


While anyone can suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, and other health issues, the experiences faced by many veterans may make them more susceptible. Handling these issues is an important step for improving their wellbeing. While there are many activities that can alleviate stress, we believe that spending time outdoors in a wilderness setting can be especially therapeutic. Thus, this partnership and program is about improving the lives of veterans and providing evidence to support what we already believe to be true. Participants will be a part of a study that seeks to answer the question; does spending time in a wilderness setting help to alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, improve energy, or improve one’s sense of self-worth. We hope the answer will be a resounding yes, and we are confident that all who join us will see their lives made greater and more fulfilling!


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