Cinda and Linea Johnson to Speak at Annual Spring Fundraiser for Lindner Center of HOPE


Center’s Fundraising Auxiliary, High Hopes, Inc. to celebrate its 10th Anniversary

Celebrating their 10-year anniversary, High Hopes, (an organization of caring volunteers serving Lindner Center of HOPE) will host A Day of High Hopes” on Tuesday, April 17 at Kenwood Country Club. The fundraising event will benefit Lindner Center of HOPE. Guest speakers, Cinda and Linea Johnson; co-authors of the book, Perfect Chaos, A Daughter’s Struggle to Survive Bipolar and A Mother’s Journey to Save Her, will serve as the keynote speakers. The mother-daughter duo will share their inspiring story of hope and their will to end the stigma surrounding mental health challenges.

Linea is a recent graduate from Seattle University, with a major in English and Creative Writing. Prior to transferring to SU, she completed three years at Columbia College, Chicago, in a musical performance program. Linea recently worked as an intern at the World Health Organization in the Mental Health department. She is a national speaker and writer, advocating for understanding and support for people with mental illness and the elimination of the stigma surrounding it.

Linea’s mother, Cinda Johnson, Ed.D., is a professor and director of the special education graduate program at Seattle University. She is a national leader in the area of transition from high school to post-high school settings for young people with disabilities. She has written articles and book chapters in the area of secondary special education and transition services, including youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and mental illnesses.

Proceeds from the event will benefit patients at Lindner Center of HOPE. A silent auction and raffle will begin at 11:00 a.m. with lunch and program at 12:30 p.m. The Johnson’s book will also be available for purchase at the event, where Linea and Cinda will be available for signing.

 TO REGISTER for the event go to: Tickets are $75 per individual, or $750 for a patron table of 10. Sponsorships are also available by visiting the website.

For more information, please contact Kathy Bechtold at 513-791-8133, or email Kathy at: [email protected]

Lindner Center of HOPE  provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.