The book chronicles Teresa’s experiences getting in touch with adolescents who have tragically committed suicide, and sharing the harrowing conversations that followed. When you look for the book on Amazon, its high ratings and overwhelmingly positive comment section catch your eye – it is clear that this book has been making waves with not only parents of adolescents, but adolescents themselves seem to be finding this book at a tumultuous time in their lives. Amazon describes the book as “an enlightening, unique experience [that] is helpful to parents and students or those seeking answers to what happens after a loved one has passed.”
Actress, comedian and radio hostess Jenny McCarthy wrote the foreword for the book, and continued to praise the book:
“Teresa has written a wonderful book … delivering an unswerving message that speaks with the voice of those teenage kids who took their own lives. They have found a voice in Teresa, who I would call an almost unwitting medium for these kids to once again speak out loud to the living.”
Teresa’s passion for her work is clear not only in her writing, but in the very way she talks about the book and the peace she hopes it can bring to her readers.
Check out our interview with Teresa below!
In case you missed it, #HipNJ‘s co-founders Maria Falzo and Lisa Marie Latino sat down with Joanna Gagis on Life and Living to discuss all the great things happening on HipNewJersey.com!
#HipNJ is dedicated to bringing businesses and communities together to generate a positive impact for the citizens of New Jersey by utilizing digital media platforms. Statistics show that digital media as an information distribution outlet is projected to take the place of television in the marketplace in the near future.
One of our features, HipNJ Cares, focuses on working cooperatively with non-profits to optimize their outreach and increase awareness of their missions to land a tangible local footprint.
“We have such great businesses, small businesses and large corporations […] we showcase the good that New Jersey has to offer,” Latino states in the interview.
“We’ve done a lot of networking,” Falzo further explains their engagement to cultivate “the sense of what it means to get that large business into a community.”
The organization was able to raise nearly $600,000. The proceeds from the event will go towards national-reach programs, education and research initiatives. Michael’s Mission was able to have close to 500 of its friends, supporters and patients attend the benefit.
Eric Roppa was the winner of the raffle. Roppa won two tickets to the concert of his choice at Nassau Coliseum.
The event had many honorees in attendance. The honoree of the night was Donna M. Introcaso-Allison, who earned the 2017 Leadership Award. The Gala awarded Kristen McRedmond for her advocacy for colon and rectal cancer. Joe Orlando received a Mentorship Award for his work with diagnosed patients. Karen Walsh was given The Hope Award for patient outreach and awareness.
#HipNJ and Michael’s Mission are looking forward to the 9th annual Gala.