50 to 85% of moms get what is known as the Baby Blues in their first few weeks following the birth of their baby. For more than 15% of those moms, their symptoms don't dissipate and they find themselves battling maternal mood disorders like postpartum depression. These women feel helpless, dispondent, and because of the nature of their condition, often isolate rather than reaching out for support.
This campaign is to help the Sarasota, Florida team for Climb Out of the Darkness raise funds and awareness for mothers who suffer from maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, bipolar/peripartum onset, and pregnancy depression and anxiety.
A word from the main Climb Out of the Darkness campaign page:
"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."