Darkness Into Light
The darkness into light walk will take place across the country on May 7th to highlight the work that Pieta House is doing in helping people overcome dark thoughts and bad moments throughout life. Thousands of people take part in this annual event that has grown into a worldwide event.
For most people, this organisation has helped shed a light on suicide and they have made it easier for people who would normally suffer in silence to open up and talk about what may be bothering them.
Having experienced problems back in 2014, I really wish I had known about this organisation and I may have then gone to them and spoken to somebody instead of suffering in silence and feeling like there was nowhere to turn. In recent years this is a conversation that has become more frequent and more people are opening up about issues that they may be having at work, home and school.
Having first-hand experience of mental health issues has helped me gain a better understanding of the work that organisations like Pieta House do on a daily basis. This walk is a great way for people to show their support to those who may be suffering in silence.
I urge anybody that may be suffering at this moment in time to find somebody that you trust and speak to them about how you are feeling because it will make you feel much better and you may start to see the light.
Put the date in your diary, Saturday May 7th at 4.15am….
Cian Mc Gibney