ROSCREA has become a frontline in the battle against suicide, with the town again being selected this year as the launch for Pieta House’s ‘Darkness into Light’ walk, supported by Electric Ireland.
Founder and CEO of Pieta House, Joan Freeman, who has spoken movingly on RTE’s Late Late Show about her personal experiences with suicide prevention, is coming to Roscrea’s Damer Court House Hotel, on Friday, 12th April at 5pm. All are welcome to attend.
Taking place on Saturday 11th May, this year’s Darkness into Light Tipperary event will get underway at the Scout Hall in Roscrea and organisers are hoping for a turnout of over a thousand people.
Darkness into Light is a unique fundraising event which begins at 4am as thousands of people gather in darkness at locations across Ireland and walk or run the 5km route as dawn is breaking.
This is the second year that Darkness into Light will be taking place in Tipperary. Following a record turnout of 15,000 people last year in 14 counties, this year’s Darkness into Light walk takes place at 20 locations nationwide.
Pieta House will soon open a suicide crisis centre in Roscrea to serve the whole of Co Tipperary.
Registration for Darkness into Light Tipperary with Electric Ireland is available online now at dil.pieta.ie.
Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre founded by psychologist Joan Freeman. It first opened its doors in Lucan, Co. Dublin in January 2006, and there are now four Pieta House centres throughout Dublin and one in Limerick. Four new centres will open in 2013 in Tuam, Roscrea, Cork and Castleisland.
Pieta House provides a professional, face-to-face, free of charge therapeutic service for people in the acute stages of distress. The unique clinically-based model developed by Pieta House is used across its five centres. Pieta House’s primary aim is to reduce suicide by helping people get through that critical phase when suicide becomes a plan rather than just an idea. To date, over 8,000 people have been helped by Pieta House. For more information, log on to www.pieta.ie.