Friday 18 Oct 2019

Wayne UNC Sponsors Climb Out Of Darkness Walk

Some might think that postpartum depression or a case of “Baby Blues” are rather typical and harmless occurrences for new mothers.

However, perinatal mood disorders can worsen and lead to more serious depression and anxiety if not properly treated.

Regina Gurley is a Psychiatric PA with Wayne UNC Health Care.

She says psychosis can even occur in rare, severe cases of PMD.

Gurley says perinatal mood disorders occur in one-in-five women, and that rate is even higher for women of color.

Shelby Roberts is Wayne UNC’s Women’s Services Community Liaison.

Roberts says Wayne County has high-risk factors for perinatal mood disorders, including socio-economic status, military families, and moms without jobs.

Wayne UNC Health Care is holding its annual Climb Out Of Darkness walk this Saturday to raise awareness of perinatal mood disorders.

The walk begins at 9 AM at Wayne Community College, and it helps support Postpartum Support International.

Pre-registration information can be found at

You can also visit for information and resources for moms.

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