We have a unique and compassionate understanding of suicide and self-harm. We believe money should not get in the way of saving someone’s life, so our service is completely free of charge.
Solace House provides confidential, therapeutic support for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, bereavement by suicide and also for those who engage in self-harming behaviors. All of our therapists are Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and work with the utmost professionalism and kindness.
For someone who is in suicidal distress, this may be a new experience for them, or they may be feeling this way for years. Many people think that by having suicidal thoughts, there is something “mentally wrong”. But, from our years of experience, we believe this is not the case at all – we believe that suicidal thoughts often occur as a result of a traumatic life event.
If someone who is suicidal has reached out to you, you may be shocked or worried. Firstly, it’s important to take them seriously, and the secondly, understand that this person may not want to die, they may just want the pain to end. Knowing and understanding this can help you be a better support to the person in crisis.
Anyone can make a referral – phone 718-482-0001 to speak with one of our lovely members of staff and make an appointment.
Here in Solace House, we understand that self-harm is about communication. We don’t see it as a sickness, or a mental illness. We know this is a way of coping with difficult situations. We will never ask anyone to stop self-harming, but instead we will show them other ways to cope. We teach people how to turn self-harm into self-care, and we give them the coping mechanisms needed to face the difficulties in their life.
Trust us, and trust our years of experience. Get in touch with us today and see how we can help. Call 718-482-0001 to make an appointment for yourself, or for someone else.
Solace House officially launched in New York on November 1, 2017. Our life-saving program that helps men, women and children who have suicidal ideation, is now an established and permanent service available for the people of New York. Solace House is based on the model and ethos of the hugely successful and cherished organization known as Pieta House Ltd. Ireland.
Solace House was founded by Joan Freeman, a psychologist and a Senator in the Irish Parliament, and the founder and former CEO of Pieta House Ltd. Ireland.
After many successful and effective years of service in Ireland, Senator Freeman established a pilot program in New York City in 2015, opening the first US location in the New York Irish Center building in Queens. Formerly known as Pieta House, we are now operating under the name of Solace House, and are proud to offer our free and confidential services to everyone.
We support people in emotional crisis by providing free and accessible professional counseling and support services to the diverse communities of the United States.
After operating as a pilot program for two and a half years under the name of Pieta House, this past November, our organization renamed to Solace House and our walk is now known as the Solace Sunrise Walk!
The Solace Sunrise Walk, formerly known as Darkness into Light, will be held on May 19th, 2018. Taking place across 11 cities, those participating will walk from the darkness of the night into the bright, sun-filled morning, symbolizing the journey many in suicidal distress undertake when visiting our Center in New York. The Solace Sunrise Walk will not only raise much needed funds to maintain our free service, providing professional therapy for those who desperately need it, but it also facilitates the expansion of our service through the provision of awareness workshops and prevention training in each of our participating venues.
We’ve helped thousands of people in crisis over the years-
people just like you. Call us now to book an appointment for you, or someone you love.