June 23, 2017
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.
Since 1956, Family Service Agency has been providing counseling and other essential services to DeKalb County. We are among the oldest, private nonprofit organizations in the area, and our programs have grown and adapted to changing community needs over the past half-century.
Family Service Agency serves as an "umbrella agency" of four distinct community programs: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Advocacy Center, Center for Counseling, and Senior Services. We organize the efforts of many local agencies to provide the best care possible to our community.
Family Service Agency strives to continually meet the ever-changing needs of the community. Our long-term goal is to become a national leader with other community agencies and services, through cooperation, coordination, and partnerships.
We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2017, to be held on June 24th at 11am at Afton Forest Preserve. The path will be stroller and wheelchair accessible.
*Enter at the North Entrance off Crego Road, turn left and park in the lot.*
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 email@example.com.