Climb Out of the Darkness 2018
April 09, 2018
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We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2017! This year's event is on June 24th at Lakeview Park in Middleton from 9am-12pm. We'll have time to chat, share stories, and enjoy a potluck meal. There will be times for reflection and fun (Lakeview Park has a large playground and splash pad!). Bring the entire family! Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, bipolar/peripartum onset, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. This year, 75% of the money raised will stay right here in our area to be used by Madison Postpartum Collective for projects directly benefiting parents with PMADs! If you’re hoping to meet families who have been where you’ve been and who are rising above, just like you - this event is for you. If you, your partner, your friend, and anyone else you want to lift up has suffered from a PMAD - this event is for you. All are welcome, everyone is wanted, all recoveries matter. We are still finalizing plans for this year's Climb, but here's what to expect June 24: 1) A community who has been where you are - or who is right there with you in the thick of it. No judgement. All support. 2) Stories. Poems. Inspiration. Don't feel like talking? No worries. But if you're feeling moved to share your experience with others, or something you wrote or read that helped you on your journey, this is a safe space in which to do so. 3) A "Climb." We don't have mountains in Wisconsin, and we've decided to even forego a hill this year. Instead, we'll be walking around the pond at Lakeview Park. We may make a few stops along the way. It's a time to reflect on our individual journeys. 4) Fun & fellowship! We'll have our blank prayer flags again this year so you can add (another) one to the banner. There will be coloring pages for the kids, resources for families, and FOOD! This is a potluck event, so please bring a dish to pass. 5) SPLASH PAD!! Lakeview Park is also home to the Middleton splash pad and a wonderful playground. Join our Facebook Event Page for more info and updates.