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. Suicide Awareness Week runs this year from Monday, 8th September to Sunday, 14th September.
“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 has 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.