BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM HEALTH ALLIANCE
EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016
Postpartum depression and anxiety is a very real thing and problem! It's a dark and scary place for a lot of new mothers. I know first hand how painful and difficult it is to deal with and seek help. It's also very difficult on the spouses and children of these women. Everyone suffers, not just the new mother.
10-15% of women suffer from postpartum mood disorders. That means each year approximately 950,000 women are suffering, and that does not include the mothers with still births or miscarriages. That is a large number of women that should have the help and resources they deserve to fight this disease.
Help us raise money and raise awareness for this debilitating disease.
Help us climb out of the darkness.
Please reach out to us if you would like to join us! We would love more women, friends, families, and partners to come with us!
--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, bipolar/peripartum onset, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out of the Darkness 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 can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2016, to be held Saturday, June 18th. Mark your calendars! Help us shine the light of hope with our words and our advocacy efforts so that our fellow mothers will receive better information and better treatment, and their new families will get off to the healthy and strong start they deserve. If you have questions or would like to lead or join a Climb or become a Climb sponsor, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.