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, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out 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. Funds raised* support the 501c3 organization Postpartum Progress (http://postpartumprogress.org) We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2015, to be held Saturday, June 20th at 11:00AM at Como Park in Lancaster. Meet at Shelter 8. Mark your calendars!
Questions? Email ClimbOutBuffalo@gmail.com
Your Co-Leaders: Julie Ende & Jennifer Trzepacz Dietz
*Where does the money donated to Climb Out of the Darkness go?
It goes to Postpartum Progress, a national nonprofit that raises awareness for pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Funds raised provide:
-Free educational materials distributed upon request to obstetrician, therapy, psychiatry, support groups and pediatrician offices upon request
-Programs like our award-winning blog, which had more than 1.6 million pageviews in 2014, and our private support forum for struggling moms, which supports more than 1,000 mothers around the world
-Our annual Warrior Mom Conference which prepares survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders to become peer advocates for struggling moms in their own communities and raise awareness
-Advocacy for better support, less stigma and increased services for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders