Author/Mental Health Advocate Liza Long: It’s Time to Have a Real Conversation About Mental Health

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Austin Boyd, an 8-year-old with autism, visits with his mother, Sharon Boyd, on the back porch of their home Friday, April 20, 2008 in Port Charlotte, Fla. Because Austin has a developmental disorder not covered by insurance, the Boyd family has spent years waiting for help from Medicaid. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Bill and Wendy speak to Author/Mental Health Advocate, Liza Long. Long, is the author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness and a powerful blog that went viral after the tragedy in Newtown, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” She joined Bill and Wendy over the phone to discuss how mental illness has affected her own family, how parents can advocate for children who are suffering from mental disorders, and much more. They also talked about the misconceptions about mental illness and gun violence.

You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter and Facebook. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from ten a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

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