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# Pieta House

This year
Darkness into Light raises almost €4 million for Pieta House this year
The figure is expected to increase over the coming weeks from corporate donations and other fundraising continues.
Tens of thousands take part in Darkness Into Light events across the country
Phoenix Park in Dublin hosted one of the day’s biggest events.
Last year
Photos: Thousands of people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light
The event took place in-person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
All time
Cycling 6,000km to Athens after conquering a heart condition, depression and an eating disorder
Former Dublin minor hurler Cormac Ryan is raising money for Pieta House and Bodywhys.
Photos: Darkness Into Light raises over €6 million for Pieta as thousands brave poor weather conditions
Heavy wind and rain didn’t dampen the massive fundraising drive.
Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.
Normal People's Paul Mescal to raffle off chain to raise money for Pieta House
The raffle opened yesterday and runs until 8 June.
Government giving Pieta House an extra €114,608 a month after Covid payments end
The cash will be on top of the €2.03 million Pieta House already receives from the State
Photos: People around Ireland share photos of their sunrise to raise money for Pieta House
Last night, the Late Late Show helped to raise over €2 million for Pieta House.
Pieta offers redundancies and all staff salaries have been cut by up to 30%
The postponement of this year’s Darkness Into Light event was a particular financial blow for the charity.
'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'
Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.
Suicide prevention charity Pieta House expects surge in calls and messages over Christmas period
The suicide prevention charity says that average calls to its helpline rose by 45% this year
Thousands of people across the country walked from Darkness into Light this morning
This year over 168 venues throughout the country took part in the 5k walk/run.
'I'm not the only one going through this difficult time': Darkness Into Light launches Wall of Hope in Dublin
The public will be able to leave messages of hope on the mural site in Camden Row.
'We need to utilise the expertise of over-65s': First details emerge of Joan Freeman's presidential bid
Despite being tipped for a run for the Áras for months, Freeman’s campaign has been muted until now.
12 hilarious everyday Google questions, illustrated by Irish artists
Irish illustrators raise money for Pieta House by drawing your weird and wonderful Google searches.
Race for the Áras: Joan Freeman asks councils to convene special meetings
The current situation makes it very difficult for prospective candidates to organise campaigns, Freeman said.
Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run
Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.
In photos: Stunning summer morning as 200,000 walk from Darkness into Light
The event began with just 400 people walking in Phoenix Park in 2008.
Artist and teacher Joe Caslin: 'Men don't really talk about how we feel - unless we're really inebriated'
We spoke to Joe at The Response Series Exhibition for Darkness into Light 2018.
Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn
Pieta House and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are calling for more discussion to be had around self-harm.
From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey
In 2006, Freeman put her house up as collateral to fund Pieta House. Now, she’s just launched a New York branch.
Pieta House founder Joan Freeman leaving charity for new mental health project in New York
Solace House is a suicide and self-harm charity, which serves the Irish Diaspora and others in New York.
Volkswagen combed through 5,000 Instagram pics for this charity calendar
Each calendar will cost €10 and all proceeds go directly to Pieta House.
After their mother died by suicide, these Irish brothers are now helping Australians speak out
Their mother and friend died by suicide in the space of six years.
'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'
It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today. Here’s what events are happening to mark it.
'It's important to have male role models promoting wellness' - St Pat's announce partnership with Pieta House
Pieta House provides free counselling services to people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.
'Where's this nutter going with the washing machine?' - a Waterford man and his unique climb of Kilimanjaro
Enda O’Doherty aims to climb 19,340 ft summit next month to raise awareness about mental health.
The Irish app that wants to help people get up in the morning
Pieta House said that they hoped their partnership with the app would help users in a “meaningful and positive way”.
'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'
Senator Joan Freeman originally praised the Taoiseach for his involvement, but took a different view today in the Seanad.
'A movement like no other': It was a record-breaking year for Darkness Into Light
Well over 150,000 people took part in events this year, according to charity Pieta House.
In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light
The symbolic walk into the light is aimed at encouraging people to talk about suicide and mental health issues.
Right now, around 150,000 people are about to walk from Darkness Into Light
In over 100 towns and cities in Ireland, people will be walking as the sun rises this morning.
This Humans of Dublin post tells the bittersweet story of how Darkness Into Light began
Pieta House’s annual walk for suicide prevention takes place this weekend.
'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.
'I was going to end my life or I was going to get better. That was the choice I had'
Gary Seery turned to exercise to help him cope with anxiety and depression
'The hallucinations were 100% real to me. But people were telling me there was nothing there'
At times it felt like there was no hope of recovery at all, writes Brian Scallan
'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'
Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell on the eating disorder that overshadowed her teenage years
'Paul wanted to talk. But there was nobody to talk to'
Patricia Turner lost her son to suicide in 2009.
'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'
Pieta House’s Resilience Academy aims to help young people deal with mental health issues.