Part of Worldwide Effort to Raise Awareness of Maternal Health Disorders
Team Lincroft wrote a word they wanted to “release” from their
Post-Partum Depression experience and then let go of their biodegradable
One out of 7 pregnant and new moms will experience postpartum depression
or 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, held
the fourth annual Climb out of the Darkness, the world’s largest
event raising awareness of all maternal mental illnesses, this summer.
More than 100 moms and their families joined the Monmouth Medical Center
Climb held at Thompson Park in Lincroft.
“Team Lincroft” raised more than $10,500, with a very generous
donation of $1,000 from Monmouth Medical Center, and became the fourth
placed team in the world.
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.
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. Over
4,000 people came together across the globe to raise awareness for postpartum
depression and anxiety at the fourth annual Climb Out of Darkness.
The nationwide 2016 goal surpassed its ‘stretch goal’ of $300,000
and raised more than $348,000 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 the programs and services of the Perinatal Mood &
Anxiety Disorders Program at Monmouth Medical Center, call