"On May 6th 2017, I'm walking in Darkness Into Light Skerries ...part of a global movement to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of suicide and self harm.
💛💛Let's try to keep this brief. An organisation very close to my heart, I've personally used Pieta House's services on not one but two occasions and the work these people have done for me, saved my life. Two years ago I was in the worst possible place I could imagine, with no hope of ever being happy again. Things rapidly declined and with a lot of persuasion from my family I agreed to attend a private councillor, luckily being in a position to afford this service. I HATED it, the councillor was lovely but I couldn't open up to her, couldn't connect. I sat and said nothing, stared into space or cried for the entirety of each session. After a few weeks it was clear it just wasn't for me and it was decided we'd look somewhere else for the help I so desperately needed. I wanted to avoid my hometown for services at all costs, terrified I'd be spotted by someone who knew me, terrified of what people would think. The idea of Pieta house house never occurred to me, I'd heard very little about it but tried it out and haven't looked back since. The care and attention I got was incredible, my counsillor went above and beyond for me, surpassing every expectation and doing every single thing in her power to help me get back to being a healthy happy 18 year old. After a failed suicide attempt (terrifying typing that out), she really had her work cut out, I didn't want to be saved, but she didn't give up on me and here I am today, happy again, self harm free, depression no longer ruling my life and thankfully back to feeling like myself. The help, support and everything I was taught will help me through difficult times for the rest of my life. This organisation SAVES LIVES. So yeah, register to walk together with thousands or make a donation, no matter how small, to help the thousands out there affected, including someone close to my heart at the moment.💛💛
The funds I raise will enable Pieta House to provide life-saving support to those living in the shadows....and support other organisations doing similar work around the world.
Won't you please support my efforts with a donation to Pieta House? Every euro makes BIG a difference.
Thank you, in advance, for joining our global movement to end self-harm and suicide."