BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016
Ruth Castillo Dean wrote -
Currently San Antonio has a decentralized network of support for parents facing postpartum mood disorders.
Money raised for the "Climb Out of the Darkness 2016" event goes to Postpartum Progress, a national 501c3 nonprofit organization (EIN 27-3100405) that raises awareness for pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The Climb is the primary funder of all of Postpartum Progress’ work, including free educational materials distributed upon request to obstetrician, therapy, psychiatry, support groups and pediatrician offices; the development of tools like the New Mom Checklist for Maternal Mental Health; the annual Warrior Mom Conference which prepares survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders to become peer advocates for struggling moms in their own communities and raise awareness; advocacy for better support, less stigma and increased services for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
San Antonio families deserve support during the postpartum period - whether they face a postpartum mood disorder or not. We urge you to take the mental health of all new parents seriously and support our fundraising goal of $1000.