Kristi Templeton Clark via Crowdrise
June 02, 2013
I'm climbing, like many others, to honor my struggles and my strength, to educate others on PPD mood disorders, and to show my support for those mothers (and fathers) and families who are struggling on their climb out right now. After having my son 2 years ago and basically being brought to my knees by my PPD and anxiety, I have come to a point in my climb where I can see that this was a chance for me to realize what really matters in my life, and to deal with issues that I had been setting aside for a very long time. My darkness gave me the opportunity to see how strong I can be, how strong my husband and our marriage is, and what a gift this life is. I am still climbing, but now I feel I can climb for others, as well. Those who aren't yet able to see the light, but who need to know it is there. Supporting Postpartum Progress Inc will help in these efforts.
POSTPARTUM PROGRESS INC wrote -
Join women across the world to raise money for Postpartum Progress, which raises awareness and provides support to women as they recover from postpartum depression and other associated mood and anxiety disorders. On June 21st, the longest day of the year, we will raise money by climbing a mountain or hiking a trail near our homes to represent our symbolic rise out of the darkness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders into the light of hope and recovery.
It doesn't matter where in the world you live. It doesn't matter exactly which day you climb or hike. It doesn't matter if it's an easy walk or the most strenuous climb. Be part of this event. Get out there with family or friends or even on your own, in the glorious sunshine, and be a part of Climb Out of the Darkness.
The longest day. Sunshine. Nature. Exercise. Triumph.
Join us for Climb Out of the Darkness.