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Climb Out of the Darkness: Gaithersburg

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Climb Out of the Darkness: Gaithersburg
On June 20, women across the globe, and in Montgomery County, Maryland, will be participating in the 3rd annual Climb Out of the Darkness to raise awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression (PPD), anxiety, OCD, and psychosis. Postpartum depression, which affects 1 in every 7 women, is the most common complication of childbirth.

I am in recovery from postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD and am leading a team in Gaithersburg to symbolize a collective rise out of the darkness while raising funds to support Postpartum Progress (www.postpartumprogress.org), a non-profit organization and online community of support resources for women experiencing postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. Today, half a million women annually are accessing up-to-date information, in plain language, about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on the Postpartum Progress blog (www.postpartumprogress.com). These moms are also able to hear from other moms who have recovered. The funds raised from this event allow Postpartum Progress to create new educational materials to be used by obstetricians, pediatricians and others. Postpartum Progress also uses funds to create materials to educate the media on the public health impact of postpartum depression and related illnesses on mothers and children.
Raffle River has helped Climb Out of the Darkness: Gaithersburg
Bethany Beams, Main Contact
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