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Linea Patient Expert

Seattle, Washington
My name is Linea. I live in Seattle, WA. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder just about five years ago and have been working to keep myself healthy and spread awareness for those that can't do so themselves. I have written a book with my mom on the subject and it will be published in 2012 by... Full Bio
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Fighting On by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This holiday season has been a difficult one for many families. Many are grieving the loss of loved ones, and some are grieving the very recen ... Read on »
To write by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I have not written here since May of 2012, and today I am here to say that I am going to start writing again. Creating again. I have been so busy ... Read on »
Perfect Chaos Has Hit the Shelves! by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Hello everyone, Just want to let you all know that Perfect Chaos has hit the shelves! Buy it from your local independent bookstore, buy it on e-book, buy it however ... Read on »
A Ledge to Rest On by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder He said I’m standing on a ledge.             He said it’s like I’m climbing up from the depths of hell on a hot metal ladder trying to reach the top unti ... Read on »
It's almost here! by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Just returned from New York last week with the Advanced Reader's Copy of Perfect Chaos in hand! So amazing to hold our book in a solid, compact, book sized form as oppose ... Read on »
Stop Mental Health Budget Cuts! by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Hello all, Though it has been ages since I last blogged I promise that I will update you in the days to come, but first I have a very pressing message.  The State House ... Read on »
Taking Care by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder             In the last week I have been on 8 planes, in 6 cities, been to 3 conferences and had 3 hotel rooms. I have been gone for a total of 9 days. I have ... Read on »
Glee and Discrimination by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder The following post is a letter I wrote to the creator, writer, and director of Glee. Though it is one of my favorite shows I was recently very disappointed in the episode, ... Read on »
Let's talk about Self-Esteem by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Please check out this amazing video that I found through the blog, " Actively Ariel: A Voice with a Commitment ". It is from Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. And though it ... Read on »
Seaweed by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder   Bar Harbor, Maine Read on »
Vlog? by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My first video blog. Let me know what you think. For more info on the people I talk about check out Delaney Ruston ( http://www.unlistedfilm.com/ ), Patrick Kennedy's newes ... Read on »
Birthday by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder   Still trying to convince myself growing up is a good thing.I just like the cake. Read on »
Explanation by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I am less here than others. Practicing the art of poise upon a slender ledge that drops down days, resolving not to sing a favorite nocturne, pruning back the edge ... Read on »
Desolate decay by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder There is something within me that really loves things that are falling apart.Sometimes decay can be so beautiful. Read on »
Happy Halloween! by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder here are some of my favorite cemeteries Savannah, Georgia Mazatlan, Mexico Somewhere in Western Ireland Read on »
Mirrors by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder   I'm not going to lie, I am very self-conscious. I occasionally have paralyzing attacks of insecurity where I don't even want to leave the room or let anyone see me. So ... Read on »