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Monday, 1 May 2017

Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
- Ahead of Pieta House’s annual flagship event, which is happening next Saturday, Pieta founder and former CEO Joan Freeman spoke to TheJournal.ie about why DIL has caught the public’s imagination, and the state of mental health services in Ireland.
Freeman, a Senator since last year, tells us she first came up with the idea for DIL about nine years ago, after she took part in the Dublin marathon
“I’ll swifty add, it was walking,” she laughs.
Shortly after the race she was on a plane from Dublin to Kerry and struck up a conversation with a woman who told her she had ran 12 marathons, with one of her favourites being a night run in Boston.