Pieta House Calls on Tipperary Communities to Organise Fundraisers During Suicide Awareness Week

In the first six months of this year there was a 40% increase in the number of people attending Pieta House compared with the same period last year. In Tipperary a total of 19 people took their own lives in 2011. The suicide and self-harm crisis centre Pieta House is asking people to reach out […]

Over 350 People Gather at Dawn in Roscrea to Remember Those Lost to Suicide

Over 350 people gathered in Roscrea on Saturday morning to remember those lost to suicide for Pieta House’s annual Darkness into Light 5km fundraiser. A total of 15,000 people turned out in 14 locations across the country. Micheal O’Muircheartaigh, Minister Kathleen Lynch, Davy Fitzgerald, Andrew Murray and Maura Derrane were among those rallying the crowds […]

93% Increase in Under 18 Year Olds Seeking Help from suicide and self-harm centre Pieta House

Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre have announced new figures that show a significant rise in people seeking their help in 2011. The biggest increase was in the under-18 age group which saw an increase of 93%. 70% of these were female. This age group also had the highest instance of self-harm. “The […]