Thousands of people in Ireland experience suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harm and feel they have nowhere to go or no one to turn to.
Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Since it's foundation in 2006, Pieta House has helped over 28,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established nine subsequent centres, three in the greater Dublin area - Ballyfermot, Tallaght and Santry and seven further centres to cater for the rest of the country in Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Galway, Kerry, Waterford &
We also operate 8 centres around Ireland to support those who have been bereaved by suicide and we operate a 24 hour helpline at 1800 247 247
Projects in 2018
Darkness into Light is our flagship fundraising event which thousands of people in Ireland take part in every year and we hope 2018 will be even bigger.
In 2017, in excess of 5,000 people came to Pieta House suffering from suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. Our 180 therapists and staff provided vital, life-saving help for these people and we plan to continue this in 2018.
We plan to continue our research programmes in 2018. Researchers working with us at Pieta House are afforded a unique opportunity to better understand suicide and deliberate self-harm due to the generosity and willingness of our clients to share their experiences.