Pieta House will throw open the doors of their suicide and self-harm crisis centres throughout the country on Saturday, 6th September ahead of Suicide Awareness Week. All centres will be open to the public from 2pm to 4pm, and people will have the opportunity to take a tour of the counselling rooms, have a cup of tea, meet some of the therapists and have any of their questions answered.
“With Suicide Awareness Week coming up we’re excited to welcome the local community into our centres, bring them beyond the hall door and help them learn more about the free service we provide,” said Joan Freeman, CEO of Pieta House. “We want to show people that Pieta House is an accessible, comforting and compassionate place where everyone is treated with respect. Seeking help is not something to be afraid of,” she said.
Pieta House’s focus for Suicide Awareness Week is on the ‘SIGNS of suicide’. They will run an educational campaign to help the public recognise the signs of suicidal behaviour and offer advice on what to do if a loved one is in crisis.
Pieta House have four Dublin centres in Lucan, Finglas, Ballyfermot and Tallaght, and centres throughout the country in Limerick, Cork, Tuam, Roscrea and Castleisland. Visit www.pieta.ie for addresses and contact information.
Suicide Awareness Week runs this year from Monday, 8th September to Sunday, 14th September.
About Pieta House
Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre which first opened in Lucan, Co. Dublin in 2006. Now with nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional, one-to-one therapeutic service for those who are experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral is not required and the service is completely free of charge. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 14,000 people, with almost 4,000 of those seeking help in 2013. For more information, visit www.pieta.ie.
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