Ireland Today News - Friends have saved 15 lives with suicide help group in Limerick (26th May 2016)
A WOMAN who was suicidal and pulled back from the brink – is helping herself and others heal with a team set up with the friend who “saved” her – and together they have saved 15 lives in just four months.
Caitriona McMahon, 31, from Askeaton, Co Limerick set up the Community Crisis Response Team with just “a second hand phone and Facebook account,” with the woman she credits with helping “save my life,” the group’s co-founder, Kayla Cooley...
Irish Mirror - Irish woman whose friend saved her life when she was suicidal... (25th May 2016)
A woman who was suicidal and pulled back from the brink is helping herself and others heal with a voluntary suicide prevention team set up with the friend who “saved” her.
Caitriona McMahon, 31, from Askeaton, Co Limerick set up the Community Crisis Response Team with just “a second hand phone and Facebook account,” with the woman she credits with helping “save my life,” the group’s co-founder, Kayla Cooley.
Limerick Leader - Volunteers offer mobile crisis suicide service in west Limerick (17th April 2016)
AS many as five calls a day are coming in from people who are suicidal and in emotional pain, the founder members of a new voluntary crisis intervention service revealed this week.
Community Crisis Response Team (CCRT) was set up in West Limerick in early February by Askeaton woman Caitríona McMahon and Kayla Cooley from Limerick with the aid of a donated phone and social media.
“It stemmed from an idea and a Facebook page,” Kayla Cooley told the Limerick Leader.
Both women attended a meeting of local councillors in the Adare Rathkeale Municipal District to explain what they do and to get the backing and support of councillors...
Limerick Post - Heroic volunteers respond to suicide in West Limerick (14th April 2016)
A SUICIDE intervention group, described as “ferociously heroic”, has been set up in West Limerick to respond to people in immediate danger of taking their own lives.
The Community Crisis Response Team (CCRT), a non-profit, voluntary organisation was established three months and is currently operating seven days a week from 5pm to 6am by five resolute volunteers.
Trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), the volunteers clearly care deeply about their communities and want everyone to be safe...
Limericks Live 95fm - Co Limerick Suicide Intervention Group Calling For Funding (11th April 2016)
A suicide intervention group in County Limerick is calling for badly needed funding in order to continue their work.
Set up three months ago, the Community Crisis Response Team is run by a handful of volunteers and service the West Limerick area.
Their call-line is open from 5pm to 6am - and at times they are dealing with up to 4-5 calls per day, with some even coming from the UK - however, they are currently funding all of their work out of their own pockets...