Episode 5: The 2016 Climb Out Of The Darkness

The Climb out of Darkness is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illness like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, bipolar/peripartum onset and pregnancy depression and anxiety. It’s 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.

The event also raises money for Postpartum Progress, an awesome nonprofit doing some amazing work for moms suffering from maternal mental illness.  As of Wednesday, June 22, the event has raised $329,762. Team LA has raised $15,465.  (Go, Team LA!)  I raised $725.  (Woot woot!)  Next year, I’m aiming for $1000.  And hey, it’s not too late to donate to the 2016 Climb. Head over HERE if you are feeling generous…

Team L.A. hiked to Amir’s Garden in Griffith Park.

Want to know more about what Postpartum Progress do with the money raised by the Climb?  Head over yonder.