Pieta House thanks the thousands who organised and took part in Darkness Into Light supported by Electric Ireland

Pieta House would like to extend a warm thank you to the committees and everyone involved in Darkness Into Light this year, from those who helped with the planning, promotion and event logistics to those who directed traffic, made tea for participants and handed out t-shirts. Organisers especially want to express their sincere gratitude to each and every person who took part in all of the venues to support Pieta House and walk in solidarity for suicide prevention.

An estimated 120,000 people turned out in nearly 120 venues in Ireland and around the world for the 5km walk, which got under way at 4.15am on Saturday morning, May 7th. Participant numbers in many of the venues far exceeded expectations.

4.15am on May 7th was not only a demonstration of our commitment to tackling suicide but it also shows the willingness and the ability of communities to help bring about change” said Joan Freeman, Founder of Pieta House.“To all the committees, organisations, local businesses, clubs and of course to all the participants, we thank you” she added. 

About Pieta House

Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre founded in Lucan, Co. Dublin in 2006. With nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for those who are experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required and the service is completely free of charge. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 20,000 people, with more than 5,500 of those seeking help in 2015.

For further information, visit www.pieta.ie.

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