Picked our hike!
April 28, 2016
Hi all! I hope that you'll join me Saturday, June 18th for a "Climb Out of the Darkness" to support Postpartum Progress.
Even if you don't know me, you're likely here because you or someone you know has faced the battle against perinatal mood disorders. Well, here's a little bit about my story:
As most of you know, I had severe postpartum depression and anxiety after Anne's birth. This organization provided me with the information and online support that I so desperately needed. It helped me connect with other Warrior Moms and reminded me that how I was feeling then wasn't a judgment on what kind of parent I was going to be. To read more about my experience with PPD, click here: https://keithandchelly.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/my-darkest-days-an-introduction-to-my-postpartum-depression/
More info to come. I'm not asking you all to donate or raise money, but being a part of my team - both this day and always - is how I made it through. If I don't know you, you're more than welcome to join! The more, the merrier! Please sign up to be a team member.
Here's a little about the organization it supports...
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.