Liza Long

Mom, Writer, Mental Health Advocate

Liza Long is an author, educator, and mother of four children based in Boise, Idaho. Her book, The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness (Hudson Street Press, 2014), was a 2015 "Books for a Better Life" award winner. Since her essay “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” went viral, she has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Erin Burnett Out Front, Anderson Cooper 360, Dr. Oz, the Diane Rehm Show, NPR's Weekend Edition, and other programs. She presented talks on children’s mental health and stigma at TEDx San Antonio in October 2013 and at the National Council for Behavioral Health in March 2016. Liza holds an M.A. in Classics from UCLA and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University. Her dissertation research focused on mental health advocacy and leadership strengths.