Steve Lenox, President Irish Network USA (left), Sally Mulready Irish Elderly Advice Network and Council of State member and Billy Lawless, cChairman of Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform  at the Global Irish Civic Forum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 5:23

Loneliness and isolation are among the biggest challenges facing new Irish emigrants abroad, which can often lead to depression and sometimes suici(...)

Ryan Cannon from Killiney leading cyclists who on Sunday completed a 1,400km journey around Ireland for Cycle Against Suicide. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two weeks and 1,400 kilometres after they began some 250 cyclists promoting awareness of suicide supports made their way into Dublin this evening. Org(...)

‘Thankfully in Ireland now, suicide is a topic that is getting easier to talk about, thanks to the efforts of Pieta House.’

The Pieta House Darkness Into Light fundraising event takes place this Saturday, with a special focus on the Irish diaspora this year. The dawn wal(...)

Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House, with actor Moe Dunford at the launch of Darkness Into Light: “Together we are educating the youngest generation – they will never be like my generation where people hide their feelings under the carpet – we are teaching them at nappy level how to seek help and not to be afraid to talk”

“Mind the Irish no matter where they are,” said founder of Pieta House Joan Freeman in her message to the diaspora ahead of St Patrick’s Day. Ms Freem(...)

Stephen Kelly: “I would say my mental health is really positive and I have no problems telling anyone what I have been through as there is so much stigma involved.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Less than two years ago, Stephen Kelly was in the depths of despair and tried to take his own life on two occasions. He felt worthless and could see n(...)

Joan Freeman of Pieta House has written a useful book about self-harm, Cover Up. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Q Since January I have been going to regular psychotherapy sessions for self-harm. While I have yet to fully recover, I have found it to be a great(...)

An estimated 80,000 people turned out at 37 locations across Ireland, as well as at venues in London and Sydney, for Pieta House’s annual Darkness into Light 5km dawn walk/run. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

This year’s Darkness into Light events, which saw about 80,000 people take part in a 5km walk or run for an organisation for the prevention of suic(...)

An estimated 80,000 people turned out at 37 locations across Ireland, as well as venues in London and Sydney this morning for Pieta House’s annual Darkness into Light 5km dawn walk/run with Electric Ireland. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

An estimated 80,000 people turned out for a dawn walk this morning to remember those who have died by suicide. The annual Darkness into Light fundrais(...)

Joan Freeman of Pieta House with her husband, Pat, in Pieta House, Bishopstown, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Joan Freeman put her family home up as collateral to open the first centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide in Ireland, she nev(...)

At the official opening of Pieta House West in Tuam, Co Galway, yesterday were (from left) chairman John Joyce, founder John Concannon and Dublin taxi driver John Quinn, a fundraiser who introduced Mr Concannon to Pieta House. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Government needs to take suicide prevention as seriously as road safety, given that at least 10 people ar(...)