Noted Speakers: Cinda and Linea Johnson
Polly Arango | Fernando Cruz | Frank De Lima | Frank DeRuyter | Katharina Heyer | Cinda and Linea Johnson | David Johnson | Robert Mcruer | Leolinda Parlin | Tanya and Michelle Ponich | Joseph Ray | Suzanne Robinson | Loretta Ross | Dr. Neil Scott | Howard C. Shane | Charlotte Smith | Bethany Stevens | Damon Terzaghi | Amy Wilson
Monday May 4th, 2009: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in Room 304B, on topic of Hidden Disabilities
“A First Person Journey of Bipolar Disorder: Insight, Resources, Hope”
Linea Johnson, college student and musician, and her mother Cinda Johnson, special education professor, share a powerful story of Linea’s journey through a crushing depression, manic episodes, suicide attempts, hospitalizations and diagnosis of bipolar disorder. They give voice to this struggle, providing resources and hope for youth and their families.
Biography: Linea Johnson
Linea Johnson is a college student, musician and writer. She has a strong commitment to justice, particularly for people with mental illness. She moved from Chicago where she was studying classical piano to Seattle where she is majoring in creative writing. An intern at the Center for Ethical Leadership in Seattle, she plays classical piano in addition to playing at least ten other instruments and sings She is currently writing her first book on her experiences with bipolar disorder which is expected to be published. She is a survivor. She is a loving member of the human race.
Biography: Cinda Johnson
Cinda Johnson is Linea's mother and a professor and Special Education Program Director at Seattle University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Johnson conducts research in the transition from high school to post-school settings for students in special education, including those with mental health issues. She presents nationally and internationally on secondary special education. She is writing a book with Linea on bipolar disorder.