August 18th, 2018 - 5:26am - Baby Girl - McKenna Rose - 7lbs 1oz - 19in long
This was supposed to be the greatest day/moment of my life...I felt disconnected. Surrounded by family for weeks of support...I felt alone. Snuggly, beautiful baby...I felt detached. Sleeping baby...I was wide awake. Easy baby...I wanted to run away. 1 year later I'm climbing my way out.
These are all surprisingly common feelings that new moms experience. Unfortunately, some are too ashamed/afraid or can't afford the resources they need to get help. I climb to build awareness for PPD/PPA and other perinatal disorders so other moms can have the courage and support to climb out of the darkness.
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
|Rose L Begin||09/21/2019||$50.00||Alissa ,you are strong and amazing. Thank you for sharing your struggles with postpartum depression.You are brave ,and your openness will help other moms ,struggling with the darkness,of PPD, realize they are not alone. Hopefully with this fundraiser ,you’ll be able to help others receive the mental health, help, they need.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love what you are doing.||Anonymous Friend||09/19/2019||$40.00||Ashleigh Spitza||09/19/2019||$20.00||Thank you for raising donations and awareness for mamas everywhere. <3||Pamela McKnight||09/19/2019||$100.00||We are so proud of you being open and honest about your experience. It is great you are using your feelings from your dark experience to now help others.||Mark Hoaglund||09/18/2019||$50.00||Chelsea Montague||09/18/2019||$30.00||You are so awesome! This is an incredible, valid, important cause. Thank you for your honesty & bravery! You’re an inspiration! You’ve got this mama! Hugs!||Crystal Schottler||09/17/2019||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||09/11/2019||$25.00||Amanda Gsell||09/11/2019||$10.00||You are such a strong woman Alissa! And amazing mom!||Kelly Ann Koch||09/10/2019||$40.00||So proud of you, Alissa! You are so strong and brave. Love you, girlie!||Jen Adams||09/10/2019||$25.00||Jen Bisbee||09/10/2019||$25.00||I admire your courage for speaking out about PPD and your support of others going through the same thing! Lots of love to you!||Dennis Jenders||09/10/2019||$20.00||Amy LaCoursiere||09/10/2019||$20.00|