Thank you so much for checking out my fundraising page. Perinatal mental health is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. As a psychologist specializing in women's health, I have seen so many new moms fall through the cracks of the health system. We can and we should do a better job educating and providing resources for new parents during one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.
When I gave birth to my son, I thought it would be easy to recognize the signs of post-partum depression and anxiety since I had helped intervene with so many other women. The truth is, when it did happen to me, I had blinders on. I needed my doctors, friends, and family to point out the symptoms to me because I couldn't see them myself. Some of them did, but many of them didn't, simply due to lack of knowledge about what post-partum depression and anxiety look like. I firmly believe that the more we know, the better we do.
Your donation to Climbing Out of the Darkness will help to educate the public on the signs and symptoms of post-partum depression and anxiety, bring resources to the people who need them most, and de-stigmatize perinatal mood disorders.
Postpartum Support International's Climb Out of the Darkness is the world's largest event for raising awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, while raising money and building community.
You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.
If you or someone you know is suffering, PSI can help: Call 1.800.994.4773 or Text 503.894.9453
|Meredith Pharis||05/01/2019||$36.00||Such an important cause!||Laurane Lake||05/01/2019||$50.00||This is also very near and dear to my heart. I suffered from Postpartum PTSD, depression, and anxiety for 13 months until I was finally diagnosed and heard. Thank you Jill for doing what you do and spreading the love and knowledge.||Jill Castro||05/01/2019||$50.00||Gail Elkus||05/01/2019||$36.00||Great cause, Jill! Keep up the good work!||Diane Starr||04/30/2019||$18.00||So proud of my daughter Dr Jill Castro helping to make the world more livable and lovable for everyone|