Postpartum depression and anxiety is near to my heart and my family. Postpartum Progress has helped give me strength, information, support, and hope in dealing with my postpartum depression and anxiety. Through Postpartum Progress, I have gained the confidence to raise my voice to help others going through maternal mental illness.
"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. Help us shine the light of hope so that moms will receive better information and better support, and their new families will get off to the strong start they deserve." - Postpartum Progress Climb Out Of The Darkness 2016 http://postpartumprogress.org/climb-out-of-the-darkness/