Profile: Terry Wise

Posted on November 1, 2011 in Blog

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 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.

“There’s one thing that everybody can do; they can always reach out for help. There is always somebody there who will offer support. Everybody is in a position to reach out for help and get support and not be alone with how they’re feeling.” – Terry Wise

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