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# darkness-into-light - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Photos: People around Ireland share photos of their sunrise to raise money for Pieta House
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

Photos: People around Ireland share photos of their sunrise to raise money for Pieta House

Updated May 9th 2020, 10:00 AM 75,981 Views 49 Comments

Last night, the Late Late Show helped to raise over €2 million for Pieta House.

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Pieta offers redundancies and all staff salaries have been cut by up to 30%
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

Pieta offers redundancies and all staff salaries have been cut by up to 30%

May 2nd 2020, 9:28 PM 80,481 Views 81 Comments

The postponement of this year’s Darkness Into Light event was a particular financial blow for the charity.

# darkness-into-light - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Darkness into Light fundraising event cancelled over coronavirus fears
# Pieta
# Pieta

Darkness into Light fundraising event cancelled over coronavirus fears

Mar 15th 2020, 1:38 PM 27,087 Views 13 Comments

Over 200,000 people were expected to attend events across the country in May.

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Thousands of people across the country walked from Darkness into Light this morning
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

Thousands of people across the country walked from Darkness into Light this morning

Updated May 11th 2019, 7:14 AM 40,490 Views 32 Comments

This year over 168 venues throughout the country took part in the 5k walk/run.

# darkness-into-light - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

'I'm not the only one going through this difficult time': Darkness Into Light launches Wall of Hope in Dublin
# Thepowerofhope
# Thepowerofhope

'I'm not the only one going through this difficult time': Darkness Into Light launches Wall of Hope in Dublin

Apr 10th 2019, 7:00 PM 7,790 Views 3 Comments

The public will be able to leave messages of hope on the mural site in Camden Row.

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 12 May, 2018

In photos: Stunning summer morning as 200,000 walk from Darkness into Light
# Dawn Breaking
# Dawn Breaking

In photos: Stunning summer morning as 200,000 walk from Darkness into Light

May 12th 2018, 10:00 AM 48,830 Views 46 Comments

The event began with just 400 people walking in Phoenix Park in 2008.

# darkness-into-light - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'I look at my kids and I think there is so much I would have missed had I gone through with it'
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# Darkness Into Light

'I look at my kids and I think there is so much I would have missed had I gone through with it'

May 8th 2018, 8:00 PM 22,751 Views 4 Comments

After surviving a suicide attempt at 13, Christy spent his career helping people in crisis.

# darkness-into-light - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'He told us his head was melted. The help didn't come quick enough'
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# Darkness Into Light

'He told us his head was melted. The help didn't come quick enough'

May 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 56,143 Views 7 Comments

Aiveen Cully-Dunne shares the pain of losing a sibling to suicide, ahead of #DIL2018.

# darkness-into-light - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'I never thought I'd end up at a funeral at 18 watching everyone in my school break down'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'I never thought I'd end up at a funeral at 18 watching everyone in my school break down'

May 1st 2018, 8:00 PM 68,711 Views 7 Comments

Rachel O’Neill shares the story behind why she’s doing #DIL2018.

# darkness-into-light - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'It wasn't about anything that happened in my life, it was about the black hole'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'It wasn't about anything that happened in my life, it was about the black hole'

Apr 26th 2018, 8:00 PM 27,580 Views 7 Comments

Darkness Into Light volunteer and suicide survivor Rebecca McInerney shares her journey to recovery.

# darkness-into-light - Monday 23 April, 2018

'I'm getting better about ignoring the black dog, I've locked him outside and I haven't fed him in years'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'I'm getting better about ignoring the black dog, I've locked him outside and I haven't fed him in years'

Apr 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 39,447 Views 17 Comments

Stephen Considine shares how he went from attempted suicide to creating art to help others.

# darkness-into-light - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'It can save lives. I know it saved mine': Amateur painters create a very personal Darkness Into Light
# Art Exhibition
# Art Exhibition

'It can save lives. I know it saved mine': Amateur painters create a very personal Darkness Into Light

Oct 29th 2017, 9:30 AM 12,613 Views 1 Comment

Participants on RTÉ’s Painting the Nation are running a charity art exhibition, with all proceeds going to Pieta House.

# darkness-into-light - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Suicide rates are falling - but how can we get them to zero?
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

Suicide rates are falling - but how can we get them to zero?

May 21st 2017, 9:30 PM 12,374 Views 73 Comments

We need to improve the services that look after children with mental health difficulties, a leading Irish expert in mental health care says.

# darkness-into-light - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'

May 9th 2017, 10:04 PM 38,663 Views 68 Comments

Senator Joan Freeman originally praised the Taoiseach for his involvement, but took a different view today in the Seanad.

'Thanks for saving her': 4 people tell us why they walked from Darkness Into Light

'Thanks for saving her': 4 people tell us why they walked from Darkness Into Light

May 9th 2017, 5:29 PM 11,868 Views 1 Comment

One week on, we find out what inspired people to get up before dawn for Pieta House.

# darkness-into-light - Monday 8 May, 2017

'A movement like no other': It was a record-breaking year for Darkness Into Light
# Before Sunrise
# Before Sunrise

'A movement like no other': It was a record-breaking year for Darkness Into Light

May 8th 2017, 5:43 PM 18,128 Views 13 Comments

Well over 150,000 people took part in events this year, according to charity Pieta House.

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 6 May, 2017

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light

May 6th 2017, 11:02 AM 40,541 Views 41 Comments

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
# Before Sunrise
# Before Sunrise

Right now, around 150,000 people are about to walk from Darkness Into Light

May 6th 2017, 3:00 AM 34,457 Views 45 Comments

In over 100 towns and cities in Ireland, people will be walking as the sun rises this morning.

# darkness-into-light - Friday 5 May, 2017

This Humans of Dublin post tells the bittersweet story of how Darkness Into Light began
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From The Daily Edge
# Darkness Into Light

This Humans of Dublin post tells the bittersweet story of how Darkness Into Light began

May 5th 2017, 9:00 AM 7,155 Views 0 Comments

Pieta House’s annual walk for suicide prevention takes place this weekend.

# darkness-into-light - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Apr 30th 2017, 8:05 AM 10,907 Views 6 Comments

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

# darkness-into-light - Friday 28 April, 2017

'I phoned my mother at 4.30am. I couldn't say a word. She brought me to hospital'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'I phoned my mother at 4.30am. I couldn't say a word. She brought me to hospital'

Apr 28th 2017, 8:00 PM 515 Views 18 Comments

Treating depression isn’t as simple as putting on a brave face, writes our final Darkness Into Light contributor.

# darkness-into-light - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'I was going to end my life or I was going to get better. That was the choice I had'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'I was going to end my life or I was going to get better. That was the choice I had'

Apr 27th 2017, 8:00 PM 42,401 Views 9 Comments

Gary Seery turned to exercise to help him cope with anxiety and depression

# darkness-into-light - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'The hallucinations were 100% real to me. But people were telling me there was nothing there'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'The hallucinations were 100% real to me. But people were telling me there was nothing there'

Apr 26th 2017, 8:00 PM 459 Views 11 Comments

At times it felt like there was no hope of recovery at all, writes Brian Scallan

# darkness-into-light - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'

Apr 25th 2017, 8:00 PM 650 Views 7 Comments

Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell on the eating disorder that overshadowed her teenage years

# darkness-into-light - Monday 24 April, 2017

'Paul wanted to talk. But there was nobody to talk to'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'Paul wanted to talk. But there was nobody to talk to'

Apr 24th 2017, 8:10 PM 1,147 Views 33 Comments

Patricia Turner lost her son to suicide in 2009.

# darkness-into-light - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'I'd lie if I said it wasn't frustrating': Leinster prop to consider future plans in coming weeks
# Darkness Into Light
From The42
# Darkness Into Light

'I'd lie if I said it wasn't frustrating': Leinster prop to consider future plans in coming weeks

Apr 13th 2017, 7:58 AM 31,299 Views 13 Comments

Mike Ross, who made his 150th appearance for the province last weekend, is out of contract at the end of the season.

# darkness-into-light - Monday 26 December, 2016

This man ran right through Christmas night to raise money for Pieta House
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

This man ran right through Christmas night to raise money for Pieta House

Dec 26th 2016, 1:19 PM 16,826 Views 14 Comments

And he’s still going….

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Choirs across Ireland came out to show wonderful support for Darkness Into Light
# Glorious
From The42
# Glorious

Choirs across Ireland came out to show wonderful support for Darkness Into Light

May 7th 2016, 8:54 AM 2,784 Views 0 Comments

And oh how they sang.

Choirs across Ireland came out to show wonderful support for Darkness Into Light
# Glorious
From The Daily Edge
# Glorious

Choirs across Ireland came out to show wonderful support for Darkness Into Light

May 7th 2016, 8:50 AM 3,394 Views 0 Comments

And oh how they sang.

Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event
# Before Sunrise
# Before Sunrise

Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event

May 7th 2016, 4:00 AM 55,934 Views 64 Comments

All over the country (and overseas too) people got up ridiculously early to run for Pieta House.

# darkness-into-light - Friday 6 May, 2016

'Sport is a form of medicine for me and provides a release from everything else in life'
# Darkness Into Light
From The42
# Darkness Into Light

'Sport is a form of medicine for me and provides a release from everything else in life'

May 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 17,067 Views 6 Comments

With the Rio Olympics just four months away, The42 meets one of Ireland’s leading medal hopes, Mark English.

# darkness-into-light - Monday 2 May, 2016

Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved'
# Column
# Column

Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved'

May 2nd 2016, 8:00 PM 117 Views 17 Comments

An anonymous contributor writes about the complexities of helping a person who suffers from mental illness.

# darkness-into-light - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'
# Broken System
# Broken System

'Imagine being suicidal and waiting hours and hours for help'

Mar 15th 2016, 1:12 PM 15,366 Views 12 Comments

The founder of Pieta House has said the current mental health support system is not working.

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 9 May, 2015

In pictures: runners on their marks for Darkness Into Light event this morning
# Rise And Shine
From The42
# Rise And Shine

In pictures: runners on their marks for Darkness Into Light event this morning

May 9th 2015, 12:15 PM 18,633 Views 16 Comments

Were you one of the early risers?

# darkness-into-light - Friday 8 May, 2015

100,000 people will get up ridiculously early to walk and run for a great cause tomorrow
# Fundraiser
From The42
# Fundraiser

100,000 people will get up ridiculously early to walk and run for a great cause tomorrow

May 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 5,639 Views 3 Comments

The Darkness Into Light event takes place in 80 venues around Ireland and the world on Saturday morning.

# darkness-into-light - Friday 20 March, 2015

Dublin turned a bit nightmareish during the solar eclipse - here's a timelapse
# Darkness Into Light
From The Daily Edge
# Darkness Into Light

Dublin turned a bit nightmareish during the solar eclipse - here's a timelapse

Mar 20th 2015, 2:40 PM 5,209 Views 2 Comments

Not that much, it turns out.

# darkness-into-light - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health?
# Tip Of The Iceberg
# Tip Of The Iceberg

Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health?

Feb 5th 2015, 3:00 PM 198 Views 43 Comments

Why do people develop mental illnesses? Why are some more susceptible that others? What treatment is best? There’s still so much we don’t know – and we really need to find out.

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Home and abroad, 80,000 turn out to walk from 'Darkness into Light' [pics]
# Before Sunrise
# Before Sunrise

Home and abroad, 80,000 turn out to walk from 'Darkness into Light' [pics]

May 10th 2014, 7:55 PM 42,315 Views 78 Comments

There was a larger than expected turnout for the annual event, to raise funds for suicide charity Pieta House. Events were also held in London and Sydney this year.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Saturday

May 10th 2014, 8:26 AM 10,042 Views 7 Comments

Morning! Today’s top stories so far…

# darkness-into-light - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Worried about someone? Here's how to help a friend in crisis
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# Sponsored By Pieta House

Worried about someone? Here's how to help a friend in crisis

Apr 29th 2014, 5:13 PM 29,627 Views 31 Comments

An eight-step action plan to help anyone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts.

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