Feature Article: Lori-Ellen Pisani on Sharing Experiences and Building Support

by | Sep 23, 2021 | Featured Article | 1 comment

The author of the book The Journey Home, Lori-Ellen Pisani, believes in extending support to others through various programs, including From Fractured to Freedom program.

Lori-Ellen Pisani dedicated thirty-three long years of her life to educating young minds. She taught elementary school and was an assistant principal responsible for 500 students and staff. But unknown to many, Lori-Ellen Pisani has Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar II to be exact. She hid it away from colleagues and parents. Doing otherwise could be the end of her career and profession. Lori-Ellen Pisani built her career for many years and received recognition and awards. Still, she had to work hard to fight episodes of suicidal depression and stay with her treatment plan.

“Any parent could call the District or my principal and say, “I don’t want my child to be near Dr. Pisani. She’s dangerous,” without any evidence to prove it. The District, given high profile mass shootings in schools reported to have been committed by people who were Bipolar, would have no other choice but to remove me from my position and put me in another assignment away from children. I couldn’t risk or tolerate that.”

Lori-Ellen Pisani’s journey and struggle with mental illness are inspiring and offer many lessons about the stigma of Bipolar Disorder. Now that she is retired, Lori-Ellen wishes to share her personal story. This includes the experiences and lessons that allowed her to live everyday life and succeed in teaching.

Lori-Ellen published her memoir The Journey Home: My Journey to Find Peace of Mind and Heart While Fighting a War Against Bi-Polar Disorder to educate others and share her own experience with Bipolar Disorder.

In 2018, Lori-Ellen Pisani finally published her memoir about her battles with Bipolar Disorder. She waited until after her retirement to share her story to protect herself. This protected her career, as Bipolar Disorder is still an unacceptable mental illness even in civilized societies.

The Journey Home: My Journey to Find Peace of Mind and Heart While Fighting a War Against Bi-Polar Disorder chronicles Lori-Ellen’s childhood, her discovery of the illness, her diagnosis, and her treatment plan. It also detailed her everyday struggle and episodes.

Aside from her book, psychoanalyst and certified life coach Lori-Ellen reaches out to others and helps enhance their mental wellness through her From Fractured to Freedom and Burnt Out to Fired Up programs.

From Fractured to Freedom!

From Fractured to Freedom program is designed for women ages 35-45 living with mental illness but feeling fractured and frozen and unable to remove the obstacles that currently prevent them from living a life of freedom. The program aims to empower these women and remove the obstacles that make them unhappy and depleted. This also encourages them to live with the freedom to make choices that will propel them forward on their journeys and provide them with peace, abundance, and joy.

From Burnt Out to Fired Up! 

From Burnt Out to Fired Up! is a program for female educators who feel burnt out and discouraged in all stages of their careers. It is designed to empower them to either – rekindle their passion for teaching, leave the profession to pursue their true passions or plan an exit strategy that will enable them to leave when the time is right for them to pursue their dreams.

These two programs have helped women and educators improve their mental health, perspective, and decision-making. If you want to inquire more about these programs, contact Lori-Ellen Pisani at [email protected] or at https://calendly.com/simplyspeakinglepllc today!

To know more about Lori-Ellen Pisani’s works, check out his book or visit her official author’s website.

1 Comment

  1. Anne Grove

    Lori-Ellen you are an inspiration and while you probably didn’t feel like a strong woman at the time, looking back over what you accomplished is amazing.


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