Updated Edition of Waking Up Released 2012!"I was the caregiver. Then I attempted suicide. Clearly, I'm eminently qualified to discuss grief and hope with you."Terry L. WiseTerryWise.comWaking Up is an inspiring story and a didactic model for those who in are need of hope and those who help them. It 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. Through quick-paced dialogue, candid e-mails, and personal narratives, a remarkable transformation unfolds. Waking Up is required reading at university and clinical training programs nationwide. In this journey we catch glimpses of ourselves and find a voice for many of the questions we all face. Whether it is to provide an inspirational message, help people navigate the road to emotional health, or augment the skills of health professionals, Waking Up equips people with coping skills, pragmatic tools, and a gripping account of hope and personal triumph. Regardless of the differences in life experiences, this story is certain to touch the lives of all readers. One does not have to be a patient or a therapist to regard this work as enriching and memorable. Please visit TerryWise.com for Speaking Schedule and Additional Information.