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Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event dedicated to raising awareness of maternal mental health, removing stigma from postpartum depression, and building a strong community of support for mothers.

Climb Out of the Darkness is 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. This year our Climb will be held on Saturday, June 18th with some local walks happening as early as this Saturday, June 12! Find the nearest walk to you here!

Help shine the light of hope with our stories and advocacy efforts to ensure fellow mothers receive better information and better treatment, and their new families will get off to the healthy and strong start they deserve. It is time to #ClimbOut

For answers to frequently asked questions about the Climb, visit our Climb Out of the Darkness FAQ!

Other questions, or having any issues registering? Email the fabulous Climb manager Jasmine Banks at

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