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Beth-Sarah Wright, Ph.D.

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Beth-Sarah Wright, Ph.D., inspirational speaker and author, is available for speaking engagements and retreats which can be tailored based on your intended purpose and desire. In her speaking engagements and writing, Wright tackles issues of faith and depression, the stigmas of mental illness and the role telling your story plays in healing.

Originally from Jamaica, she has lived and studied worldwide. Dr. Wright has a Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University. She is a graduate of Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., with a degree in sociology and Afro-American studies (magna cum laude), and she has a master's degree in anthropology from Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. She is married to the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop, Diocese of Atlanta, and they have five children. A former college professor at NYU and Spelman College, Dr. Wright currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, at the Emory University School of Medicine.

To schedule speaking engagements please visit Dr. Wright's website and blog.


"Me, Depressed?" is the title of Dr. Wright's memoir about her experience with clinical depression. Newly published are "Ten Things I Wish I’d Known About Depression Before it Almost Took My Life," and a novel, "Weeping May Endure for a Night." A fourth book, of poetry and spiritual meditations, entitled "Becoming Who I Am," is set to be released in fall 2015 by Church Publishing Inc.


Dr. Wright is available to lead lectures, retreats/workshops and discussions. Speaking fees are as follows: partial day, $500, whole day/retreats, $1,000 (non-profit), $2,000 (corporate) plus travel (per IRS mileage reimbursement).