There is a great opportunity this month to help bring awareness to maternal mental health and support new moms. Climb Out of the Darkness is the worlds largest event bringing awareness to maternal mental health including postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, bipolar/peripartum onset, and pregnancy depression and anxiety.
Climb Out of the Darkness is being held close to the longest day of the year, or the summer solstice, to shine light on issues that impact maternal mental health. Around the world moms and their supporters will join organized hikes and walks to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery. This years climb will take place on June 24th.
To show your support, you can participate in an organized climb or you can make a donation. This year your donations will support Postpartum Support International. There are climbs happening all over the world. If you are in Georgia, we have two climbs happening here, one in Stone Mountain and one in Cumming. All funds raised for these two climbs directly benefit the Georgia Chapter of Postpartum Support International.
To learn more visit:
Stone Mountain Climb, organized by Nikki Reeves: http://www.crowdrise.com/maternalmentalhealthsupport
North Georgia Climb, organized by Amy Corn: http://www.crowdrise.com/amycorn2017
For more information or to find a climb near you: https://www.crowdrise.com/COTD2017