Climb Out of the Darkness in Decatur to raise awareness for postpartum mental health
On Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m., Postpartum Support International Georgia Chapter is hosting the seventh annual Climb Out of the Darkness at Mason Mill Park in greater Decatur, the world’s largest event to raise awareness for pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders.
“As part of the Climb, survivors, friends, and families climb, hike, or walk together at a local mountain or park to symbolize their collective rise out of the darkness as well as to raise funds for Postpartum Support International Georgia Chapter,” according to a recent press release.
Through event efforts, Climb Out of the Darkness brings attention to a variety of mental health disorders such as:
– Postpartum depression
– Bipolar disorders
In addition, all funds earned from event sponsorships or donations will go to Postpartum Support International Georgia Chapter, helping to support the following efforts, according to a recent press release:
– Train professionals to help moms and families struggling with depression and anxiety
– Link moms with care during pregnancy and after having a baby
– De-stigmatize mental health issues for new and expectant moms
All people are encouraged to participate in Climb Out of the Darkness as it is free and open to the public. Those interested in participating can register by clicking here.
To learn more about Postpartum Support International Georgia Chapter, go to: https://psiga.org/.