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.
We will be walking at Kanapaha Memorial Park @ 9am on June 21st. Please join us to help raise awarness and eliminate the stigma associated with perinatal mood disorders.
I am still recovering from a significant battle with PPD (read my story and others here: http://postpartumprogress.org/meet-the-warrior-moms-2/ ) . I feel that this walk is important to show people that it is okay to have a perinatal mood disorder, it is hard, but it is okay, and with treatment it is something that we can battle through and come out the other side a stronger person.
Help us raise money so that we can continue to raise awareness of how women are devastated by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, make sure women know what they need to know about PPD, eliminate stigma and support the mamas who need it.