April 30, 2016
In 2005 I experienced severe postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and postpartum OCD. I survived. Many women do not.
Raising awareness and helping to educate others about maternal mental illness is something I feel passionately about. Over a decade has passed since my experience, yet I am continually in contact with mothers who are struggling. I am doing this climb for all those women out there who need to know that they are not alone and that there is hope.
Please join me in supporting Postpartum Progress.
To join us for the climb you need to register. Our event will be a family friendly walk and take place at the pavilion and paved biked trail at Lawrence Park located in Kalispell, MT at 10:30AM on June 18th.
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 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. Funds raised support the 501c3 organization Postpartum Progress (http://postpartumprogress.org)