June 17, 2016
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.
My family and I chose to start a team in Naperville where we reside because I struggled with postpartum depression with OCD and anxiety. We want to create an awareness in our community so that other women know that they are not alone. Our son is 8 months old and I am still climbing out the the darkness. Lets climb together!
You can register to walk, or register as a couch climber. Registration is free and you can set your own fundraising goal.
Thanks so much for your support!
Please join our Facebook group if you regiester. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1699572923614366/