Perfect Chaos, A Daughter's Struggle to Survive Bipolar and a Mother's Journey to Save Her, was released May 8, 2012! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for the beautiful work on our book! We are a daughter (Linea) and mother (Cinda) with a shared purpose of building hope and ending the stigma for those struggling with mental health conditions. We have written a book together of our journey with mental illness. It is the inside story of Linea's struggle through the diagnosis, treatment and acceptance of bipolar disorder and Cinda and her families' pain, love and pride for their daughter in this fierce fight. We have learned so much from this journey and we hope that by sharing our experiences with honesty and compassion we can provide insight, information and hope for others in this battle. We want to provide information and insight to teachers, counselors and health professionals in their work and mostly to the brave people and their families who struggle with mental health conditions every day.


The upcoming year is full of new possibilities for Linea and Cinda as they prepare to attend conferences in Honolulu, San Diego, New York, Wisconsin and more. Linea was recently accepted to the Brown Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program starting in August. Cinda is working on a redesign of the special education program at Seattle University, continuing the work of her grant and research to help students with disabilities transition from high school to life after and writing both academically and personally. Both Linea and Cinda have been consulting with the independent film “A Light Beneath Their Feet” starring Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) and Madison Davenport (Noah). Check out our “news” tab at the top to find out more.