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Climb Out of the Darkness – Team Fredericksburg to Bring Dark Side of the Full Moon to Frederickburg

Join us for a Screening of the Most Shocking Documentary about American Motherhood

Fredericksburg, VA May 10, 2015 – Fredericksburg's Climb Out of the Darkness team will be hosting a special screening of Dark Side of the Full Moon at Regal Frederickburg 14 on June 9 at 7:30pm.

Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. But what if it's not? Each year, 1.3 million women in the U. S. struggle to find support and treatment for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. Two women, Jennifer Silliman and Maureen Fura, both with firsthand knowledge of this challenge, came together to give a face and a voice to the countless women who suffer in silence. With the help of Dr. Shoshana Bennett, Executive Producer, they produced a documentary film, uncovering disconnects within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat these women.

One in seven women will experience a pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder, and one in one thousand will suffer from postpartum psychosis. However, it is the one condition during pregnancy and postpartum that is most often under-diagnosed by care providers. "Nobody is asking any questions. Women are dying! Families are suffering! And there still isn't a comprehensive policy to protect mothers," says Fura, the film's writer and director.

Team Fredericksburg is hosting this screening as part of the fundraiser Climb Out of the Darkness, benefiting Postpartum Progress, Inc. Climb Out of the Darkness is the world's largest event raising awareness of postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis and pregnancy depression. The event was created by and benefits Postpartum Progress, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization that raises awareness and supports pregnant and new moms with these illnesses. Women around the world participate in this grassroots event by going on a hike outside on the longest day of the year to shine light on PPD and related illnesses.

The film is being screened through, a platform that helps individuals and organizations to host screenings in their communities. Tickets can be purchased at:

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.