‘Climb Out ‘event at Lincroft’s Thompson Park part of
To raise awareness of maternal mental health disorders
One out of 7 pregnant and new moms will experience Postpartum Depression/Anxiety,
yet only 15 percent of them will seek help.
Postpartum Progress, a national non-profit organization focused on vastly
improving awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum
depression and providing peer support for the women who have them, will
hold the third annual Climb out of the Darkness, the world's largest
event raising awareness of all maternal mental illnesses, on June 20s.
As part of the Climb, survivors all over the world – dubbed Warrior
Moms – are organizing to climb, hike or walk at a local mountain
or park to symbolize their collective rise out of the darkness and stigma
of maternal mental illnesses, as well as to raise funds for Postpartum Progress.
The Monmouth Medical Center Climb will be held at Thompson Park in Lincroft
at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. Monmouth Medical Center Climb Leader
Lisa Tremayne also leads the hospital's Perinatal Mood & Anxiety
Disorders Program, which is designed to address many different topics
and help women to understand that the disorders are not their fault and
that they are not alone. The program offer free group support as well
as evidence-based psychotherapy, and patients are supported by a multidisciplinary
team of experts from psychiatry, nursing and social work and all of our
clinicians are certified by Postpartum Support International.
"The Climb Out of the Darkness event is so important to our overall
cause and our growing community of Warrior Moms, as it grants both the
visibility that they so richly deserve," said Katherine Stone, Founder,
Postpartum Progress. "Your local Warrior Mom is rallying together
friends, family, the health care community and other survivors to celebrate
their journeys rather than feel ashamed of them, therefore reducing the
stigma associated with these health issues. We hope that at least one
mom who is currently suffering feels empowered to get the help she needs
from our efforts – that would make it worth it for us."
Climb Out of the Darkness is always held around the longest day of the
year to shine the most possible light on maternal mental illness. In 2014,
more than 1,500 participants joined Climbs in seven countries around the
world, up from 200 participants in the 2013 climb.
The nationwide 2015 goal is to raise more than $200,000 to support Postpartum
Progress. Funds raised from this event will allow the organization to
create new educational materials to be used by obstetricians, pediatricians
and other healthcare professionals, as well as new materials to help educate
the media on the public health impact of postpartum depression and related
illnesses on mothers and children.
To learn more about Climb Out of the Darkness, visit http://postpartumprogress.org/climb-out-of-the-darkness/coth-faq/.
To learn more about the Monmouth Medical Center Climb, contact LisaTremayne
at 732-923-5573 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. All participants must register in advance. Sponsorships from local businesses
are also being accepted.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health
facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth
Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals
and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College
of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical
Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many
technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other
minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by
HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care
quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care.
U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology,
neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit