How many women do you know? One in seven women get a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder like postpartum depression. How many women in your life are silently struggling? And it's not just mamas. Papas suffer, too.
Break the silence. Talk about it. Ask for help. Join the fight to climb out of the darkness.
Every June, on the day of the year with the most light, we go out and climb... something. Anything. We climb to honor each step we've taken and each step we're taking out of the darkness.
Every May, when registration comes around, I hope the next year I'll be able to just check the "survivor" box, not the "still struggling" one.
Truth is, depression, anxiety and ptsd are unpredictable, especially as a new parent. Some days are just really hard.
This past year has been the hardest year of my life by far, and life hasn't been a cake walk, generally speaking. Adjusting to life in a new city, as a newly single mama of three-year-old twins, and to the life of a returning student and aspiring teacher in grad school full time. Trust me, there has been plenty of darkness this year.
But I'm still climbing. I am, and forever will be a work in progress. I'm not ashamed of who I am. My sadness is a part of my story.
This year I'm hoping to raise $1277, one dollar for every day I've struggled with post-partum depression and ptsd. Help me help raise awareness about perinatal mood & anxiety disorders.
Climb with me?
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