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Baltimore, MD

The Climb out of the Darkness event is committed to bring people together, united, to honor the struggle to overcome Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). We promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. We support moms & dads, community programs and healthcare providers.

Donate. Help us fight stigma and raise awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Funds raised will go directly to the Maryland Chapter of Postpartum Support International. 

My name is Jeremy Hornberger, I am a mom of an insanely active and amazing 2 year old named Ella Ray. I am organizing the Team Baltimore walk for the 2018 Climb Out of the Darkness International event. We will be walking together on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Meadowood Regional Park from 10am-1pm to support each other, raise awareness in our community, and raise funds for Postpartum Support International.  Postpartum Support International provides direct peer support to families, training for professionals, and a bridge to connect them. 

The Climb is open to EVERYONE - those who have suffered as well as their friends, family, therapists, doctors, nurses, supporters - please join Team Baltimore - and encourage your support system to do so as well. If you are unable to attend in person, there is always the couch climber option. Help us by donating and sharing the team page to help us spread the word! Every donation and share matters!

If you have any questions, need assistance with registering, or want to help with this event, please email me at: bmoreclimbout@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group for updates, support, and a safe space to interact with fellow PMAD moms, dads, friends, and family: COTD 2018: Team Baltimore.

Less than 24 hours after I returned home from giving birth, I found myself back in the ER. I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety. Where I am now, I never thought was possible. I experienced a darkness that can't be explained unless you've been there. Through medication, therapy, an amazing support system, and an inner strength I didn't know I possessed, I made it into the light. I hope you can join me and this amazing organization in our climb to end the stigma, raise awareness, and provide the best care we can for those struggling with PMAD's.

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