Inspired by Darkness Into Light, Counsellor Sarah Barr shares the message that there is always hope, with a guide on where to find it:
Samaritans are a longstanding and trusted organisation who provide confidential support for those in personal crisis.
They are open to call 24 hours a day.
Helpline: Freephone 116 123
Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.
There helpline is available 24 hours a day.
Helpline: 1800 247 247
STOP Suicide was founded in 2004 by families who were bereaved by suicide. They are a community, voluntary body that works to prevent suicide by informing educating and promoting positive suicide prevention policies throughout the west and north-west of Ireland.
They have fully qualified Garda Vetted Counsellors are located across Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Longford, Mayo, & Roscommon. Each of the counsellors have their own counselling rooms available.
For Counselling Freephone: 1850 211877
AWARE – DEFEAT DEPRESSION
Aware is an organisation that provides online, telephone and face to face support and help to all affected by depression.
Freephone their Support Helpline on: 1800 80 48 48 (10am-10pm daily)
Insight Inishowen is a voluntary community group. They promote mental health, emotional wellbeing and work to prevent suicide. Insight Inishowen provide counselling, support services, education, training and awareness
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 1.30pm
Office telephone: 074 9362572
DONEGAL WOMEN’S CENTRE
Donegal Women’s Centre provides a place where women can pursue their own development in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Services include: Ilash clinic, Crisis Pregnancy Counselling Service, Domestic Violence Counselling Service and Donegal Community Counselling Service.
Phone: (074) 912 4985
Grow is an organisation helping people recover from mental health problems. Here you meet at weekly group support meetings nationwide. Here members support each other through their own experiences.
Helpline: 1890 474 474
TEEN LINE IRELAND
Teen-Line Ireland are a helpline for young people who feel lonely, anxious, vulnerable, depressed or suicidal.
Freephone their helpline on: 1800 833 634 (8pm-11pm)
Childline is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people up to the age of 19 years.
Freephone their helpline on: 1800 66 66 66
Jigsaw offers a one-to-one support service for young people aged between 15 and 25.
Telephone: 074 97 26920
The people who work in these organisations are trained to deal with any situation and they are here to help. They respect your need for confidentiality and are non-judgmental.
Remember you are not alone and do not need to suffer.
If you would like any further information please call me on 086 447 7867 or send a private message via my Facebook page.
Hope that better days are coming and they may be sooner than you think.
Take Care~ Sarah