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Darkness into Light - Ballaghaderreen

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Join us in Ballaghaderreen on the 6th of May for the Darkness in Light walk in aid of Pieta House. We invite everyone to please support this worthy cause! Pieta House is a Suicide and Self-Harm Crisis Centre, offering a confidential, free-of-charge counselling service. |

Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, opened its doors in Lucan in January 2006. Since then, six centres of excellence have followed suit in Ballyfermot, Mungret, Roscrea, Tuam, Bishopstown and most recently Castleisland while we also have an outreach centre in Finglas.

Joan Freeman, a practising psychologist, closed down her own counselling business and dedicated her time finding out how she could help people who were suicidal - what would be beneficial to them and help them get through their dark time.

After three years of research, she opened up Pieta House in Lucan and it quickly became a respected and recognised service for those who were suicidal.

Having counselled many people in the past who were self-harming, Joan realised that this was a topic never discussed and rarely understood, and she decided to also help people with this debilitating issue.

In eight years, Pieta House has grown to almost 40 therapists and admin staff, and the demand for our service hasn't let up. As 90% of our income comes from Fundraising Events, we rely heavily on the support and encouragement of our Volunteers and Friends of Pieta.


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