About the Book
Tony Cavaliere is bright and popular, with a promising future at his feet. But when his mother, Francesca, discovers him lying unconscious next to an open bottle of pills, she made the agonizing realization that the light in her son’s life had been snuffed out by depression. Though he was cherished by his family and surrounded by a wealth of support, Tony ended his life at the age of 24. Wish You Were Here is the story of how Francesca and her family struggled alongside Tony as he battled depression, endured the bitter ache of his death and finally emerged from the heartache with a refreshed view of life. It is a story that will open readers’ eyes to the cold reality of mental illness in youth, and offer hope to those lives that have been affected by depression.