The emotions of having a new baby can be complicated: joy, sadness, love, anxiety. Postpartum can be a rough time for lots of families. The Dane County Perinatal Network is a great resource for parents that are looking for support with the sometimes overwhelming sadness and worry that can come with a new baby.
They have organized a local “Climb Out of the Darkness” to raise awareness of postpartum depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. It will be happening on Saturday, June 21 2014 at the Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton. If you want to be a part of this event, they ask that you register in advance (it’s free but they need to know who’s planning to be there). There will be a potluck after the climb so that people can have time to talk and make connections.