Climb Out of the Darkness is the annual awareness raising and fundraising event for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit focused on supporting pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis and pregnancy depression. Also, Climb Out of the Darkness kicks butt. Just so you know.
You don't necessarily have to climb a mountain, by the way, to join in.
- You can ride a mountain bike on a trail.
- You can do a nature walk.
- You can hike a mountain trail, walk, bicycle, or you can simply stand outside and let the sun shine on your face.
No matter what you do, we still call it your Climb, because it is a symbol of your climb out of the darkness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, whether you are a long-time survivor or someone who is still climbing or someone who cares about the health of pregnant and new moms.
Help us raise money so that we can continue to raise awareness of how women are devastated by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, make sure women know what they need to know about PPD, eliminate stigma and support the mamas who need it.
I am devoted to raising awareness because I am fighting this battle myself. For 18 LONG months, I have been battling, struggling and simply trying to keep this demon from consuming me. This has honestly been the biggest struggle by far. It has affected me physically, emotionally, mentally and it's affecting the people I love as well. Please join me in the walk, support my battle as well as the many others. This awful disorder needs awareness & help needs to be available to the women who suffer.
And now to get climbing!