Climb Out of the Darkness

Support Perinatal Mental Health initiatives in Waterloo Region. Climb Out of the Darkness is the world’s largest event raising funds and awareness for the mental health of new families, operated by Postpartum Support International.

2021 marked the first Climb Out of the Darkness in Waterloo Region. Lead by Lisette Weber – Postpartum Doula, and Catherine Mellinger – Expressive Arts Therapist and lead artist of Post-Part. This walk is a project steeped in parenting connection, and a deep belief that we can expand the reach of services in Waterloo Region.

Thank you to everyone who joined the Climb Out of the Darkness 2022 on June 25 at Waterloo Park!

A gathering of people, ranging from one year to grey hair, at the front, a few are holding a banner that has the 10th anniversary climb logo and says "Climb out of the darkness 2022" on it.
Credit: Erin Watt Photography

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) affects 1 in 5 birthing parents. This includes Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum OCD, Postpartum Psychosis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Bipolar Mood Disorders. You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.

We want to say thank you to all of our Giveaway Sponsors! Come out to the Climb Out of the Darkness event on June 25, 2022 and be eligible to win one of two giveaway baskets including gift certificates and items from the local Waterloo Region businesses mentioned here.