Pieta House - COVID 19

Pieta House reached out to me, as they have experienced a rise in calls due to the pandemic.

Looking after your mental health is a cause that is very close to my heart.

My family less than a year ago went through the heartbreak of suicide so I understand first hand the devastation it brings to a family and the importance of having access to free services like Pieta House.

We all struggle with mental health, including myself. This is a very testing time for everyone. With the Darkness into Light walk being postponed this year I wanted to help raise much needed funds. 

I understand during this time people have lost their jobs and are out of work but I would love if you could donate €5 (or whatever you can afford at this time) to this very worthy cause. It really would make such a difference to help everyone at a time when we so need it.

I’ve started off the donation, please donate what you can and help remind everyone that where there is life there is hope, 

We're all in this together

Thank you so much



Some additional info on Pieta House: 

Last year 8,048 people came through our doors for suicide, self-harm, and bereaved by suicide services and they have reached over 59,529 people since their doors first opened in 2006. In 2019 alone, there were 13,705 phone calls answered and 31,139 text messages replied to via their 24 hour helpline services. Without Darkness Into Light they are asking the public for support to ensure our services can be sustained during this difficult time.

Where your money will go: 

€15 will keep the lights on in one our fifteen Centres across Ireland.

€20 helps our therapists answer two more calls to our helpline.

€45 is a crisis counselling session between scheduled sessions.

€90 is the first session of a dedicated therapy session.

€251 ensures we can deliver the first Resilience Academy programme to a class of secondary school students.

€1000 provides an entire programme of therapy for one person with suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm.

Getting in touch with them: 

Their lines are understandably very busy and during these challenging times and unfortunately sometimes there will be difficulty getting through.

If this happens to they’re asking people to text HELP to 51444 or email them at [email redacted] with a name and contact details so they can get back to you.

The helpline and text service operate 24hours a day 7 days a week, while email response operates Monday-Friday from 8am to 8pm.

The HSE have a 24 hour Freephone helpline that provides information and signposting for all mental health supports on 1800 111 888


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