My daughter celebrated her first birthday in March, and I am finally starting to climb out of the dark abyss of postpartum depression. It's been at turns lonely, agonizing, empowering, and startling to grapple with the physical and emotional toll that it has taken, and I could not have made it without the help of Postpartum Progress.
This year, I am participating in the Climb Out of the Darkness event, both as a celebration of my own progressing victory over PPD, but also to help raise awareness and much-needed funding for this organization. Agnesse and I will be climbing the woods of our new city, and we'd love your support!
Climb Out of the Darkness is the annual awareness raising and fundraising event for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit focused on supporting pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis and pregnancy depression. Also, Climb Out of the Darkness kicks ass. Just so you know.