Katherine Stone, the founder of Postpartum Progress, has long been an advocate for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to her website which provides information and support, she has helped to create and sponsor events which raise public awareness of postpartum depression and related disorders. The largest event for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders — Climb Out of the Darkness 2015 – willl take place on June 20th.
In 2014, moms raised more than $165,000 for Climb Out of the Darkness. Held on or near the longest day of the year, women around the world climb, hike or walk to signify climbing out of the darkness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and into the light. Climb Out is now the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illness.
There isn’t a single Climb, but many being held throughout the world. To participate in Climb Out of the Darkness™, you have several options:
1. You can join a Group Climb. Group Climbs are open to all. To see the current list of Climbs and join one in your area, check out our Climb map here.
2. If you don’t see a Climb in your area and would like to create and lead a Climb yourself on behalf of Postpartum Progress, click here for instructions.
3. You can do an Individual Climb. You can register here.