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Climb Out of the Darkness®

Healing Circle Counseling hosts Fundraiser for Postpartum Support International (PSI) at Deep Run Park on June 24th.

Healing Circle Counseling will host the Climb Out of the Darkness®, the world’s largest event raising awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders, in Richmond, VA on June 24, 2023. Women, men and people who are survivors of postpartum depression (PPD), anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and psychosis from all over the world will walk, stroll or climb together at a local park or hiking trail to symbolize their collective rise out of the darkness.

Participants will raise funds for Postpartum Support International (PSI), a nonprofit organization and online community of support resources for parents around the world. Climb is unique from other health walks, because our communities include the people who have suffered from a mental health complication and the doctors, therapists, hospital administrators, researchers and other professionals walking arm in arm.

Everyone is invited to participate in their local Team Richmond Climb Out of the Darkness® to be held at Deep Run Park on June 24th at 10am (registration begins at 9:30). Participants must register prior to the event at Sponsorships from local businesses are also being accepted. Money raised by the Climb will support PSI’s goal to provide funds to local groups and organizations, provide low-cost training in perinatal mood disorders for providers in underserved areas, train law enforcement, and legal experts, mentor peer supporters and group leaders, and train primary healthcare providers.

Please contact local Climb Leader, Jasmine Sheffield, at 804-924-7600 or [email protected] for more information on sponsorships that will help support the Climb.

Date & Time

June 24, 2023



Deep Run Park - 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA, 23233 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy Richmond 23233 VA US

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