I struggled with PPD in 2010 after having my first child. I shared my experience here.
Postpartum Progress’ 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, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery. We currently have more than 150 teams in 44 states and 3 countries -- and it's not too late to join an existing team or start a team in your area if you'd like, or at least donate to a team in your area to show your support.
- Funds raised support the 501c3 organization Postpartum Progress (http://postpartumprogress.org). To find out the impact your donations make, click here: http://postpartumprogress.org/what-your-donation-gets/
- If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.