Practical tips for long-term caregiving, grief, depression and suicide prevention.
Online PR News – 13-June-2012 – Boston, MA – Author Terry L. Wise has just released an updated version of her must-read book, Waking Up: Climbing Through the Darkness, an inspiring story and didactic model for those who in are need of hope and those who help them.
Waking Up explores the enduring impact of depression, long-term care-giving, and grief, while providing a strikingly unique look into suicide, as can only be told by someone who has attempted it.
Expounding upon a rare combination of personal experiences, Terry Wise invites readers behind the closed doors of a therapy office. Speaking from the rarely heard perspective of a former patient, she reveals powerful insights about the process of recovery.
Wise reveals, "I was the caregiver. Then I attempted suicide. Clearly, I'm eminently qualified to discuss grief and hope with you."
Through quick-paced dialogue, candid e-mails, and personal narratives, a remarkable transformation unfolds.
"Terry Wise has become perhaps the most prominent voice of attempt survivors in mental health and suicide prevention in the United States...Anyone who has read her engrossing book or heard her speak can testify that...her messages for finding help and hope are words to live by."
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, John Draper, Ph.D., Exec. Director
Waking Up is required reading at university and clinical training programs nationwide.
Book speaking engagements and learn more at www.terrywise.com.
Widowed at 35 following her spouse’s death from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and after surviving a near-fatal suicide attempt, Terry Wise spent the next several years in treatment. A former Boston trial attorney, Wise has since devoted her life to international public speaking and full-time writing. She has traveled to all 50 states and hundreds of cities to appear as a keynote speaker, continuing education instructor and workshop presenter—speaking to both the general public and professionals on topics related to depression, grief, long-term caregiving, suicide prevention, and the process of recovery.
Title: Waking Up: Climbing Through the Darkness
Author: Terry L. Wise
Publication Date: May 2012
Publisher: The Missing Peace, LLC