Pieta House is committed to helping people that have attempted suicide, are experiencing suicidal thoughts or engaging in self-harm. We bring people through their darkest times to a place of hope by providing them with the help and support they need, when they need it. Over the past 12 years, we have helped over 36,000 people. That's 36,000 lives changed, bettered and saved. Our vision is for a world were suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.
Many people that attend Pieta House come from disadvantaged areas where unemployment, substance abuse and poverty are daily realities. They are overwhelmed with thoughts of suicide and self-harm. They face challenges and barriers accessing the support they need as wait times for public mental health services can be lengthy and private care unaffordable. And, they struggle to communicate their crisis in a society were a lack of awareness and understanding of mental health issues is the norm.
Pieta House offers free, safe and inclusive one-to-one counselling to people in crisis. We give people the opportunity to tackle the issues they face and to rebuild their lives based on care and wellbeing. Our effective evidence-based approach is tailored to the need of each person and offers practical, emotional and psychological support. We also engage with our client's support network to help them understand the client's experience and to ensure they are supported on their journey.
Your support will save the lives of those who otherwise might be lost. With your help we saw see over 7,239 clients in 2017. As of November 2018, we have surpassed last years number and are on track to support more than 8,000 people in Ireland in 2018. We are helping them to take back control of their lives, teaching them the skills to cope with challenges and empowering them to live happier and safer lives.