Terrie M. Williams is an advocate for mental health awareness in the African-American community, a successful publicist and author based in New York City.
As a clinical social worker by training, Williams works as an advocate for youth and African-Americans who battle depression. In her fourth book, Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting, she explored the topic of depression and mental illness in the African-American community. Her book received attention and support from celebrities such as Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Patti LaBelle, and Mary J. Blige.
In 1988, Williams opened the Terrie M. Williams public relations and communications agency. This company represented corporations and entertainment figures such as Eddie Murphy, Miles Davis, Jonnie Cochran, Time Warner and HBO.
Williams has received several awards including the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award in Public Relations and the PRSA New York Chapter’s Phillip Dorf Mentoring Award. Her work has also been featured in People Magazine, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, and Jet Magazine.
She has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Brandeis University and an M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University.