9 January 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Stephen Reburn from Maudabawn, Cootehill spent his Christmas and St. Stephen’s Day 2020 enduring the elements for a great cause. He was inspired to do a long-distance barefoot run for Pieta House because he lost two close friends last year to suicide. Not only did his efforts raise awareness of the issue, but Stephen also managed to raise over €10,000 for the suicide prevention charity.

‘Stephen’s no sock run for suicide’ event page on feelgoodwithpieta.ie is still open and accepting donations. FeelGood with Pieta is about taking small steps towards better mental health, while also raising the funds that Pieta need to keep their doors open and services free, for everyone. They provide therapeutic counselling services to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Stephen, who is 26-years-old and Eir sales representative, said that Pieta House were a great support to him from the moment he decided to undertake this challenge:

“They’ve commiserated with me and congratulated me, they are always ready to help. They helped me, which is great, because I was trying to help them.” He explained that the reason Pieta had commiserated with him was because….

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