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#darkness into light

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

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.

# 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'

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'

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'

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 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'

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

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?

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'

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide' Pieta House This post contains videos

'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’.

# 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'

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'

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'

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'

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'

Patricia Turner lost her son to suicide in 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 Choirs across Ireland came out to show wonderful support for Darkness Into Light Glorious
From The Daily Edge Choirs across Ireland came out to show wonderful support for Darkness Into Light Glorious
Darkness Into Light: 120,000 people take part in annual suicide prevention event Before Sunrise This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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.

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

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

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

# darkness-into-light - Friday 21 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Eoghan McDermott posts moving video about his own self-harm experience Moving

Eoghan McDermott posts moving video about his own self-harm experience

McDermott was speaking after helping to launch Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light charity run.

# darkness-into-light - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Column: We walked for the living, the dead, and everyone who suffers from depression

Adrian Millar was one of the hundreds of thousands of people who took part in this year’s Darkness into Light fundraiser. He describes the atmosphere of hope and support he experienced as he walked shoulder-to-shoulder with others raising awareness about suicide.

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 11 May, 2013

22 great pictures of you running (and walking) from Darkness into Light DIL2013 This post contains images

22 great pictures of you running (and walking) from Darkness into Light

Tens of thousands of people got up early this morning to take part in Darkness into Light events across the country in aid of Pieta House.

# darkness-into-light - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Pieta House event shows light at end of darkness

The Pieta House Darkness into Light 5km walk/run will take place this month to raise money for those who are suicidal or self-harming. It starts at 4am, bringing participants from the dark into the light.