Check Out This Vermont Teen's Inspiring Mission to Build Mental Health Support in Action Sports

Pippa Scott is the driving force behind a remarkable charity called Ride For Mental Health. It's a movement that stands as a testament to her profound love for snowboarding and her unwavering commitment to addressing a heart-wrenching issue. Pippa's journey with snowboarding began at the tender age of three, and by the time she was six, she had already embarked on a competitive career in the sport. Throughout her life, snowboarding has been more than just a passion; it has served as a guiding force, taking her to far-flung corners of the world, shaping her character, and imparting invaluable life lessons.

However, beneath the glittering surface of her snowboarding journey lies a deeply personal and poignant motivation. At the age of thirteen, as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world, Pippa's life took an unexpected turn. She received news of the tragic loss of a fellow snowboarder, Peirce, who had taken his own life. Though not intimately acquainted with him due to their geographical separation within their respective teams, the shared connection to their Vermont roots and their common membership in the snowboarding community struck a chord deep within Pippa's heart. Coping with such a profound loss at a young age posed an immense challenge.

Then, in her sophomore year at the age of sixteen, Pippa found herself grappling with yet another heart-wrenching tragedy. The loss of a classmate and teammate, Eli McDermitt, to suicide sent shockwaves through her community, compounding the weight of her previous experiences. Pippa's heart became heavy with grief and a growing determination to make a difference.

Pippa Scott's mission is as clear as it is deeply heartfelt: to shatter the silence surrounding mental health and to provide a safe, open space for children facing inner battles. Within the close-knit snowboarding community, an environment that has long radiated warmth and camaraderie, Pippa envisions a profound transformation. She firmly believes that snowboarding, for many, serves as a sanctuary—a place to find solace, expression, and connection.

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