200,000 people across the country take part in Darkness Into Light
Well done to everyone involved.
Around 200,000 people around Ireland took part in Darkness Into Light on Saturday morning in a fundraising walk in aid of Pieta House
The walk starts in the early morning while it’s still dark, and participants walk for 5km into the light of day, a symbolic act representing the road to a brighter future for suffering people.
In a piece yesterday, it was described as "a journey from despair to hope."
Whether you got up & took part for yourself, friends or family, or to show solidarity in the movement against suicide, self-harm& support Pieta House or partner charities,thank you.Heartfelt thanks to everyone that left bed to walk together in darkness #DIL2019 #ThePowerOfHope💛 pic.twitter.com/rTal5ewJVi
— Pieta House (@PietaHouse) May 11, 2019
Starting at 4.15am, walkers assembled across over 150 venues in Ireland and in other countries.
Six million was raised through the event last year and there are hopes that this year could exceed that figure.
— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) May 11, 2019
Darkness Into Light is vital for fundraising and for raising awareness on the issue of suicide. If you didn’t get a chance to support you can still donate; visit www.darknessintolight.ie and click donate.
If you need to talk, contact:
Pieta House 1800 247 247
Samaritans 116 123
Aware 1800 80 48 48
Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)
Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)
Main image via CEO Action Mental Health