So - to all my friends and family,
As many of you know, I have been fighting PPD – Postpartum Depression. It isn't fun. It is hard. And yes, it is REAL. It is a daily struggle. I try not to let many people know or see how I am affected. I laugh and smile and talk about my beautiful, happy little guy...when some days...it is a fight to get out of the bed. There are many faces of PPD and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I will be climbing Pilot Mountain on June 21, 2013 - the longest day of the year - the day with the most sunlight, as my "Climb out of the Darkness". If you would like to climb with me, please message me on facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can't climb, please consider donating to Postpartum Progress. Any funds to help research and help more women struggling with this will go a long way. I appreciate your continued support as my friends and family during my "climb". Thanks ya'll.
POSTPARTUM PROGRESS INC wrote -
Join women across the world to raise money for Postpartum Progress, which raises awareness and provides support to women as they recover from postpartum depression and other associated mood and anxiety disorders. On June 21st, the longest day of the year, we will raise money by climbing a mountain or hiking a trail near our homes to represent our symbolic rise out of the darkness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders into the light of hope and recovery.
It doesn't matter where in the world you live. It doesn't matter exactly which day you climb or hike. It doesn't matter if it's an easy walk or the most strenuous climb. Be part of this event. Get out there with family or friends or even on your own, in the glorious sunshine, and be a part of Climb Out of the Darkness.
The longest day. Sunshine. Nature. Exercise. Triumph.
Join us for Climb Out of the Darkness.