GIVING BACK: After Wayland resident Terry Wise lost her husband, Peter, to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1999, the 35-year-old widow spiraled into a clinical depression that culminated with an attempted suicide. Through psychotherapy, however, she uncovered the childhood roots of her depression, and ultimately overcame the cumulative trauma and loss.
The book Wise subsequently published about her experiences, “Waking Up: Climbing Through the Darkness,” resonated with so many readers that she gained “an accidental public speaking career,” she said. Time and again, however, she has been contacted by organizations that don’t have the funds to cover her travel expenses, never mind an honorarium or self-help books and other resources for audience members. To bridge this gap, she has established the Missing Peace Foundation Inc. in Wellesley.