BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
EVENT DATE: Jun 11, 2016
Courtney Buhrman wrote -
*PLEASE NOTE: Team Hagerstown's Climb event is being held on June 11th, not June 18th!
WHAT: The 4th Annual Climb Out of the Darkness!
WHEN: Saturday, June 11th at 9:00 A.M.
WHERE: Mills Park in Hagerstown (Southern Entrance)
WHO: Those who have struggled with postpartum depression and related mood disorders and everyone who loves them and wants to show their support! Family-friendly, stroller-friendly walk.
WHY: To raise funds and awareness of what good maternal mental health care looks like! This is something that impacts millions of women in the US alone, every year and we can do something about it, especially with your help!
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.