In 2006, Pieta House opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin and since that day they have seen and helped over 40,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established fifteen subsequent centres across Ireland.
From humble beginnings, Pieta House has grown to almost 270 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for their service hasn’t let up. In 2018 alone, nearly 8,000 people came through their doors suffering from suicidal ideation and/or engaging in self-harm, or to avail of suicide bereavement counselling.
As it has been from day one, everything is free of charge and their staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required.
They’re passionate about their life-saving work. As 90% of their income comes from fundraising events, they rely heavily on the support and encouragement of their volunteers and friends of Pieta.See more