With a stunning portrait series of faces from across the country, Pieta House puts forward a rallying cry for hope and participation in the annual Darkness into Light event – supported by Electric Ireland. Darkness Into Light is Pieta House’s flagship awareness event that has grown into a global movement against suicide. Now in its ninth year, Darkness Into Light will take place in 150 locations worldwide – from Athlone to Ottawa, from Brisbane to Hong Kong, and from Quebec to Reykjavik. Funds raised from Darkness Into Light help keep Pieta House’s counselling services free to those in suicidal crisis, people who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide.

Featuring Pieta House founder Joan Freeman (Dublin), actor Rachel Pilkington (Tipperary), Connacht Rugby coach Pat Lam (Galway), teacher and artist Joe Caslin (Offaly), DIL volunteer Patricia Turner (Kerry) and musician Brian Kennedy (Antrim), the portraits are a powerful reminder of the wide-reaching, inspiring force behind the charity. They also reinforce the continued importance of the nationwide Darkness Into Light event, when almost 500 Irish people die by suicide every year.