If you’re taking medication for mental illness, stay safe and hydrated!

> “Studies have shown that those with mental illness are at higher risk during heat waves. A study of the 2012 Wisconsin heat wave that killed 27 people found that more than half of those deaths had mental illness, and half of those were taking psychiatric medication.
Not all patients taking psychiatric medication will have increased sensitivity to extreme heat, but many who do suffer in the heat may not understand why.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/here-s-surprising-extreme-heat-risk-1-6-americans-n887566?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

I'm a bit obsessed with the North Country Trail. I've decided to try for the Hike 50 challenge – hike 50 miles on the trail in 2018. I usually walk through the woods on deer paths... It sure is nice to hike on such a nice trail! No bushwhacking needed. This weekend I hiked about… Read more...