Lisa has half chosen, half fallen into an active role in suicide prevention! She has written a few editorials (see links below) beginning with her first letter to the Coast Star, a local southern Monmouth County newspaper, which was published less than two weeks after Timís death. Lisa received a thank you note from a local congressman for this letter which quickly made its way through Monmouth and Ocean counties and eventually reached other areas of NJ. When reaching out, Lisaís primary goal is to promote self-worth to teens and young adults and she frequently speaks to them, and to parents, on a one-on-one basis. Lisa spoke at the October 8, 2011 Out of Darkness Walk and recently spoke to a group of postvention trainees for the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program UMDNJ-University Behavioral HealthCare.
Click on the links below to read Lisaís editorials and blogs:
May 8, 2008 Letter to Editor, Coast Star
September, 2008 Letter to Editor, Coast Star
February, 2010 Letter to Editor, Coast Star
April, 2010 Facebook conversation/blog
March, 2012 Letter to Editor, Star Ledger
December 21, 2012 Letter to Editor, Star Ledger
June 6, 2013 - NJ town recovers from teen suicide cluster - Featured on NBCNews.com
January 22, 2014 Letter to Editor, Bergen Record
February 5, 2014 Featured in Philadelphia Daily News cover article, "Suicide: A silent killer?"
August 9, 2014 Speaker at "Sing Into The Sunlight" 2nd Annual Concert to Benefit Suicide Awareness