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#darkness into light

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of people across the country walked from Darkness into Light this morning Pieta House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not the only one going through this difficult time': Darkness Into Light launches Wall of Hope in Dublin Thepowerofhope This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Stunning summer morning as 200,000 walk from Darkness into Light Dawn Breaking

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.

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

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

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

'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.

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

'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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie '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

'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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide rates are falling - but how can we get them to zero? Darkness Into Light

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Over 150,000 people at 150 locations take part in Darkness into Light Pieta House

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.

From TheJournal.ie Right now, around 150,000 people are about to walk from Darkness Into Light Before Sunrise

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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’.

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

'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.

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

'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

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

'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

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

'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

From TheJournal.ie 'Paul wanted to talk. But there was nobody to talk to' Darkness Into Light

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

Patricia Turner lost her son to suicide in 2009.

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.

From TheJournal.ie This man ran right through Christmas night to raise money for Pieta House Darkness Into Light
From The42 Choirs across Ireland came out to show wonderful support for Darkness Into Light Glorious
From TheJournal.ie 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Supporting my mam through depression: 'We never give up trying to make her feel loved' Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health? Tip Of The Iceberg

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Morning! Today’s top stories so far…

From TheJournal.ie Worried about someone? Here's how to help a friend in crisis Sponsored By Pieta House

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We walked for the living, the dead, and everyone who suffers from depression Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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