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Perfect Chaos

The Johnsons were a close and loving family living in the Seattle area - two parents, two incomes, two bright and accomplished daughters. They led busy lives filled with music lessons, college preparation, career demands, and laughter around the dinner table. Then the younger daughter, Linea, started experiencing crippling bouts of suicidal depression. Multiple trips to the psych ward resulted in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and it took many trial runs of drugs and ultimately electroshock therapy to bring Linea back. But her family never gave up on her. And Linea never stopped trying to find her way back to them.
Perfect Chaos is the story of a mother and daughter's journey through mental illness towards hope. From initial worrying symptoms to long sleepless nights to cross-country flights and the slow understanding and rebuilding of trust, Perfect Chaos tells Linea and Cinda's harrowing and inspiring story, of an illness that they conquer together every day. It is the story of a daughter's courage, a mother's faith, and the love that carried them through the darkest times.

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Freelance Writing

 
Image: Young woman standing in front of a sunset with a serious expression on her face.

Image: Young woman standing in front of a sunset with a serious expression on her face.

I’m Depressed And Employed: How I Make It Work (Girlboss)

Since I was 15, I’ve been dealing with depression. I’m not talking about the blues, sadness, or simply the Mondays, but suffocating, full-blown depression—the kind that leaves you empty and hurting all at the same time...

Image: Linea at a Christmas Market in France holding a chocolate covered marshmallow and smiling.

Image: Linea at a Christmas Market in France holding a chocolate covered marshmallow and smiling.

Traveling with an eating disorder pushed me to finally open up about my recovery

With new films like To The Bone and Feed contributing to important conversations about eating disorders, and after nearly ten years advocating around my bipolar disorder, I finally feel ready to open up about my own eating disorder recovery...

Image: Melody Moezzi smiling, standing in front of a wall covered in graffitt

Image: Melody Moezzi smiling, standing in front of a wall covered in graffitt

Muslim-American Mental Health Advocate Melody Moezzi is Putting Up a Fierce Fight

After years of speaking, I was struggling to find female advocates that were my age and on the circuit in the same way I was. Though I was constantly speaking to large audiences, a part of me felt alone in my advocacy. And then I met Melody Moezzi.

Image: Suzy Favor Hamilton walking on a beach smiling/

Image: Suzy Favor Hamilton walking on a beach smiling/

A Former Olympian, Sex Worker And Mental Health Advocate On Overcoming Shame

You may have heard of the amazing Suzy Favor Hamilton from her three trips to the Olympics as an American middle distance runner. You may have heard of her when news broke that she had been working as one of the top escorts in Las Vegas. But today, Suzy is best known for her inspirational work as a prominent mental health advocate and author of New York Times Bestseller, Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness.

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Image: Young woman leaning with her chin in her hand with a serious expression on her face.

Need To Talk To Your Boss About Depression? Here’s Where To Start

It’s estimated that over 16 million adults in the US experience major depressive episodes. And considering a majority of these adults also hold jobs, more thorough employee-employer communication is long overdue.