BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016
Kasey Wallace wrote -
This is Fort Wayne's 2nd year participating in Climb Out of the Darkness. We will meet at Headwaters Park and walk the Circle of Hope trail loop (2 miles) in downtown Fort Wayne on June 18, 2016 at 2PM. PLEASE join us to help support mothers and families fighting against perinatal mood disorders and help spread awareness.
From Postpartum Progress:
Nearly one million women a year have reported grappling with a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder in some capacity. Postpartum Depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders continue to be stigmatized and overlooked. There is, however, an amazing group of women refusing to let their trauma around motherhood be the final definition of their experiences. On or around June 18th of this year, hundreds of women and the people who love and support them will strap on a sturdy pair of shoes and transform their trauma into triumph.
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. This event is designed to increase the awareness of those suffering with these disorders, reinforce the Warrior Mom Community, and create a space for women to be seen. This year women from all around the world are taking the challenge and declaring it is TIME TO CLIMB. It is time to CLIMB out of darkness, stigma, and suffering. It is time to embrace our power, tell our stories with courage, and support women as they go about the work of mothering.