Limerick Suicide Watch App launches for free online mental health by Richard Lynch, (I love Limerick )

Limerick Suicide Watch App launches for free online mental health. Members of Limerick Suicide Watch at the launch. Picture: Shane McGrath/ilovelimerick

Limerick Suicide Watch App launches  for free online mental health

On Friday, September 28, Limerick Suicide Watch had their Official APP launched at the fantastic venue of St Mary’s Cathedral.

Many people gathered them on the night including Mayor James Collins, Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler, Senator Maria Byrne, Maurice Quinlivan TD, Tom Neville TD, Jan O’Sullivan TD, Cllr John Costelloe and Patrick Fitzgerald from Limerick Mental Health Association.

Declcan Hayes & Andrew from  AppierCom Ltd who created this amazing App free of charge for Limerick Suicide Watch.

The Emergency Service,  All the Mental Health Services, Drug and Alcohol awareness Groups, Homeless and Family Support Groups, College and Secondary School representatives, Tom Morrisey from the Limerick All Ireland Hurling Champions 2018 and the talented musician Conor Ward who performed his song “Hope”.  

Lucy O’Hara the groups PRO states, “Launching the “Limerick Suicide Watch APP” is an easy way for members of the public to access the various mental health services that are available to them, it’s is a one-stop shop where the many mental health providers in Limerick City and County can promote their services while making it easier for families and persons in distress to access the services required”.

The App is user friendly and will provide a brief description of the many services for people to avail of, making it simpler for people to make direct contact by a touch of a button providing a phone number, email and website. It is also connected to Google Maps allowing people to find the service at ease.

Metropolitan mayor Daniel Butler said, “The APP will be an incredible resource to the people in crisis or struggling”.

According to Patrick Fitzgerald,  this APP will make “a difference to people’s lives”.              

Limerick Suicide Watch is hopeful the APP will be beneficial to those in distress, suicidal or for somebody who maybe concerned about a person’s well-being, and hopefully save people’s lives.

Limerick Suicide Watch would like to thank everybody who attended our launch, to fundraisers, the public, organisations and businesses for helping to support Limerick Suicide Watch and a special thank you to all Limerick Suicide Watch Volunteers for being there for people whom are distressed and contemplating suicide and for giving them hope.