Fighting postpartum depression is personal. PPD took the joy of new motherhood from me and left me with 18 months of my beautiful daughter's life that I barely remember. It was terrifying, overwhelming, and painful. I felt so alone, even when I sought help. While sadly 1 in 6 women experience postpartum mood disorders, I fight to make sure they don't feel alone, abandoned, or that they are terrible mothers. I walk and advocate proudly to normalize the sharing of warrior mothers everywhere and give hope that it will, one day, go away. Please join me in this fight ❤️ 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. We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2017, to be held on June 24th. 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. If you have questions or would like to lead or join a Climb or become a Climb sponsor, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.