BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016
Sarah Michals wrote -
15-20% of all women will get a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder like postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety. That’s 1 in every 7. While they are common, they aren’t normal; they are illnesses. Fortunately, they are temporary and treatable with professional help. Unfortunately, many women suffer without getting the care they need for far too long due to a lack of awareness both in their communities and in larger society.
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.
Climb Out of the Darkness 2016 will be held on 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.
To join team Santa Cruz (no fee or fundraising required!), click on the "Register" button on the top right of this screen. All participants over the age of 18 must register individually. Note that this is NOT a women-only event! It is for everyone who wants to participate.
If you can't join our hike, but you still want to help, click "Donate," also on the top right of the screen, or find a climb in your area at http://postpartumprogress.org/climb-out-of-the-darkness/find-a-climb/