Jersey Shore Supplements is very excited to announce the opening of their newest location in Toms River:
452 Route 37, Toms River NJ 08753
(former ProSource Location, next to Toms River Retro)
Online Ordering Available
“We’ve been working hard to get a location for all of you in that area, and it is now open! A big Thank You goes out to everyone in the JSS community for your continued support. Without all of you, none of this would be possible.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to help even more people transform their lives! If you’re in the area, stop in and say hi!”
Reyhan Lalaoui was in middle school when she read a life-changing quote from writer Toni Morrison: “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” The 18-year-old Lalaoui, a senior communications honors student set to graduate from Jersey City’s Saint Peter’s University in May, says, “It gave me the permission I was looking for to tell the stories I wanted to tell.”
The Secaucus resident wrote and produced the first two episodes Suicide Spenders, a web series which is the first project of her production company County Films. Set in Jersey City, it follows six teenagers as they face mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Lalaoui said she wanted her first piece of work to explore the topic of teen mental health through the eyes of a group of diverse teens because she doesn’t see it being portrayed adequately in media.
“I wanted to do something about mental health journeys for teenagers in the 21st century,” she says. “We’re from the inner city.
“We don’t have easy access to quality mental health care. Many of us are (medically) uninsured. It’s not always as simple as ‘ask a trusted adult for help.’ When you add the nuances of culture and religion into the mix, you’ll start to see the sparks of a conversation that desperately needs to be had.”
With the help of Kickstarter.com, Lalaoui has succeeded in raising $10,000 help offset the production costs of the first two 25-minute episodes. To make the ten other episodes of Suicide Spenders possible, Lalaoui intends to pitch it to popular online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.
The first two episodes will premiere on April 5 at Saint Peter’s University.