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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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Everything is Everything by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I just read an article by John Frow called "A pebble, a camera, a man" on "Thing Theory" where he talks about the concept that "things, too, embody human will". He ... Read on »
Everything is Everything by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I just read an article by John Frow called "A pebble, a camera, a man" on "Thing Theory" where he talks about the concept that "things, too, embody human will". He spe ... 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 »
Facing Us and the Wellness Tracker thingy by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I just found an amazing site called Facing Us. It is pretty amazing for anyone experiencing bipolar disorder because it allows you to track your moods with the DBSA Wellnes ... Read on »
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 »
Focusing on the big picture... by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I have an exciting "informational interview" tomorrow with someone I look up to, someone who I would happily follow in their footsteps if it was only that easy. But when ... Read on »
From Storytelling to Advocacy by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I am going out of town next week to present at two conferences, one in Wisconsin and one in Texas. At these conferences I always share my story and read from my perso ... 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 »
Grieving the diagnosis by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder (I have no idea who did this art, but if anyone knows please let me know so I can give them the credit they deserve for such an awesome piece of work!) My it h ... Read on »
Grieving the Diagnosis by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My it has been a long time since I wrote a post. With school ending, the holidays, and a trip to Chicago I've been a little distracted as of late. However, its bac ... 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 »
Heroes by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Its MLK day, and so I think it is important to speak a little about heroes. Heroes to me are people who are able to weather horrible tragedies and yet continue to lead. P ... Read on »
I Love New York by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Spending the weekend hanging out with BringChange2Mind friends, college friends, and hopefully meeting my editor for the first time! Read on »
I'm back! by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Pardon my brief absence. Having gone to the conferences and a week of excitement and adventure (five airports, 2 conferences, 1 keynote, four break-outs, and five states) I ... Read on »
in honor of mr valentine, or i suppose, my joshua by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This is something I wrote two years ago: A couple cuddling on the couch, warm coffees in hand, are being intellectual, talking about things that aren’t rea ... Read on »
In memoriam by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Unfortunately I am going to be sharing a somewhat depressing and sad blog, and though I feel that most of my blogs try to end with an uplifting note, this one mus ... Read on »