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Liz Janill Patient Expert

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Hi, my name is Liz. I am a Special Ed. teacher in Texas. I previously taught 5th grade Math for a lot of years and just two years ago was offered a job of working with students who have special needs. My mother was severely bipolar all of my life starting when I was 18 months old.  I was... Full Bio
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Society is Paying the Price by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Families and doctors who treat the mentally ill say they hope that Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Conn., will refocus the nation's attention on improving mental health servi ... Read on »
Well said and thanks Mr. Free ... by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Well said and thanks Mr. Freeman TURN OFF THE NEWS....... Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday : "You want to know why. This may sound cynical, ... Read on »
Nauseating situation in CT by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I haven't posted here for a while because I thought it was becoming redundant. But how sad and actually nauseating that still more tiny, innocent lives have been lost due ... Read on »
Needs to be Monitored by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This is again the story that I hate to hear about, mentally ill, brilliant mind, not on meds. These people do not deserve to be shot dead, but they should be monitored, if d ... Read on »
Worth Watching by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder There has to be a compromise in the middle between the dark ages when we locked up our mentally ill and the current system that treats with no mandatory follow up. This offers ... Read on »
Another "Probably not taking his medicine" by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder It is always about the medicine, isn't it. It took Cincinnati Police just over 24-hours to apprehend a suspect in Tuesday's fatal stabbing of 93-year-old Ida Martin of ... Read on »
Another Lost Soul by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This poor mentally ill man has been in solitary confinement for years. Who would ever think that solitary confinement would ever be a treatment for severe mental illness? I do ... Read on »
New Book, Same Story by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This author is one of the newest ones who have a family story about mental illness. But what he says in his interview is the current bottom line in America. I am proud that we ... Read on »
Right Direction by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I vote for my tax dollars to be used for programs such as this. This will help a lot of mentally ill persons get off the street, if they will take advantage of it. Recove ... Read on »
Doesn't matter by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I understand the pain and hurt the families of the slain students, but this is a law issue. It does not matter if the psychiatrist had the records or not. By law he would have ... Read on »
Lots of Reasons Why by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I do realize that we have been locking up some of our mentally ill youths. One of the problems is the parents. Why have these young people gotten this far into a mental illnes ... Read on »
Sad Realization by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Stigma surrounding mental illness remains despite abundant pharaceutical ads. The medicalization of such mental illnesses as depression and bipolar disorder, which have seen p ... Read on »
Off his Medication for Over Year by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Mental illness may play a role in Oklahoma City shooting Suspect is off his medication, report says A shooting suspect told police he is a mental patient and his inten ... Read on »
Good Read by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I know that when testing my elementary students for special needs, it is very hard to describe exactly what kind of syndrome these young kids actually have. This is the same t ... Read on »
Found on my Bipolar News by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder GOP: Democrats Censoring Mail on Health Care Capitol Briefing House Republicans have been prohibited from mailing out this diagram of Democrats' health-care reform plan. ... Read on »
Equality on the Brain by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Amen to all of the following: I always ask, when someone tells me that another person does not have health care, Why? Why does that person not have healthcare? Sometimes the r ... Read on »
Not New but worth re-reading by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This is not new news, but the topic is always worth re-visiting. People With Schizophrenia Say Bias Is Part of Their Lives WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Peo ... Read on »
Need more of this by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I would like to see these open house forums in every state. KTDUP!!!! Stanford To Offer Bipolar Education Day On July 25 Bipolar Disorders Find Causes, Symptom ... Read on »
Anger or Irritability doesn't really matter by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This is another good article about diagnosing young children with bipolar. This addressed the symptom of being irritable for no reason. We know that pure anger is a huge sympt ... Read on »
Sweet n Sour by Liz Janill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I understand that it is very scary to put a small child on an anti-psychiotic drug. If weight gain is the only side-effect, then it is a no-brainer. If the diagnosis fits and ... Read on »