Liza Long is a writer, educator, mental health advocate and mother of four amazing children, one of whom has bipolar disorder. She wrote the essay, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” when her family’s personal tragedy intersected with the public tragedy of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. She spoke about mental illness at TEDx San Antonio in October 2013 and regularly contributes to Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Her book, The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, won a 2015 “Books for a Better Life Award.” She is an International Bipolar Foundation board member and volunteers with NAMI-Boise and Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.