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Hi! I’m Kayla, I study, research & teach people about suicide. I’m currently researching suicide content online as part of the Loss & Grief Research Group and the Health Education & Social Research Group under the Social Science ConneXions Research Institute at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS).

Postgraduate Researcher focusing on suicide, specifically cybersuicide and related issues. BA (Hons) in Social Care Work. Co-Founding Director of Community Crisis Response Team – A Non-Profit organization physically travelling to people in suicidal distress. Suicide Intervention Instructor and company director at Driving Change Training & Consultancy.

I also co-host a podcast called Mental Health Hour. Every week Caitriona McMahon and I sit down and talk about life, work and mental health. You can check out Mental Health Hour here. As a side-note, I take a lot of photos!

Current Side Projects

  • Mental Health Hour – Podcast, School Programs and Twitter Community
  • Askeaton Town IE – A website and social media platforms promoting what Askeaton and surrounding areas in west Limerick have to offer

Things you might find here

  • Photos I’ve taken
  • Books I’m reading/Have enjoyed you’ll find them on the Bookshelf page
  • Some info on me and the work I’m up to
  • My blog where I write about things related to suicide, lessons from what I’ve been reading and other musings on whatever I’m coming across or enjoying
  • Some ways to connect or get in touch

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What is Suicide Contagion?

Recently I ran a poll on Instagram asking if people were aware of the concept of suicide contagion or if they knew what it was. More than 70% of people answered no. It didn’t come as any great surprise to be honest, how would people know? These are things not taught in school or via… Read More What is Suicide Contagion?