Pieta House is now offering suicide bereavement therapy, so if you've lost a loved one to suicide, we can help you find hope again.
Today marks our eleventh birthday - from just 70 people through our doors in 2006, to date we have seen over 27,000 clients. Everything we do is thanks to you - our volunteers, supporters, and our friends.
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, said of TD Richard Boyd Barrett's proposal to highlight our services in secondary school homework journals, "We should look at how young people can get access to that information [...] I am very keen to increase the impact of what we are doing in this area."

Bruton may highlight suicide services in student journals

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This afternoon in Leinster House, TD Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education that our contact details be included in every secondary school child's homework journal. The idea was well-received, and we hope to see this suggestion entered into guidelines for schools in the near future.
Butterflies begin as caterpillars, we all have to start somewhere. Our brand new butterfly charm in aid of Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm and suicide awareness is now available in Kilkenny Shop and Arnotts Department Store with 10% of proceeds going directly to Pieta House.
Losing a loved one to suicide can complicate grief and make the journey to healing that bit harder. If you've been bereaved by suicide, know that you are not alone, and we can help.

Call us on 1800 247 247 at any time, or visit for more information.
Need an excuse to get fit this year, and want to raise funds to help Pieta House? We've got the answer!

Team Pieta is taking on Tough Mudder Ireland this July, and we want you to join us! For anyone who wants to fundraise for us we can offer a discounted entry fees of €79 (10 miles) and €49 (5 miles).

If this sounds like the challenge you've been looking for, email brian.mcevoy@pieta.ie for...
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Blue Monday may not be 'real', but if you're struggling, the comedown after Christmas and the long, cold January nights can be hard to bear.

We're here for you.
If you're listening in to RTÉ Radio 1 or RTÉ 2fm this week, keep an ear out for our ads featuring Miriam O'Callaghan who is helping us spread the word that we are here for you 24/7!
Huge thanks to the team at CityJet for their generous donation! It's thanks to support like this that we can keep our doors open and keep helping people who need it.
If you're battling thoughts of suicide, are self-harming, or have been bereaved by suicide, we're here 24/7 to give you a helping hand.
We're already looking forward to this one! Next month's Vicar Street gig promises to be a great night out for Irish music fans.
Go team! Well done to everyone who took part, what a great way to celebrate Christmas!
Fantastic news! Mental health reforms announced for the UK will see additional training for teachers, extra funds for community care, and improved support in the workplace: [ Bbc.in Link ]
Hi all, we have a very special item to auction this week with huge thanks to the nations favourite golfer Shane Lowry. He has kindly donated a signed flag from the biggest win of his career at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational 6th-9th of August 2015. The flag has been beautifully framed by Maynooth Photo Centre and is currently on display in O'Neills Bar & Restaurant Main street Maynooth. You...
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Women are three times more likely than men to attempt suicide. this Nollaig na mBan, let the women in your life know you're there for them.

And remember, our trained therapists are on the line twenty four hours a day. If you need us, just call.
To all of the amazing women up and down the country today, we can think of no better way to end the Christmas season than by celebrating you! Happy Nollaig na mBan from all of us here in Pieta House.
Looking for something to do on the dry following the Christmas excess? First Fortnight, a two-week arts festival focusing on challenging mental health prejudice, is currently underway in Dublin.

For tickets and programme info, visit .
Too many New Year's Resolutions can be punishing - and failing to stick to them can make us feel worse than we did to start with!

So here's one you can keep: be kind.

Be kind to others, and be kind to yourself, even if you fall off the wagon and have a cheat meal, a sneaky cigarette, or skip a gym session!
Are you back in work today and feeling a little flat? The Make It Happen event in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel might be just the thing for you.

This motivational and goal setting seminar will feature 'Minding Mum' author Alison Canavan, Operation Transformation psychologist Dr. Eddie Murphy, World Cycle Race Champion Breifne Earley, and more!

Tickets and more info here: [ Bit.ly Link ]