FIX WHAT YOU CAN event at Magers & Quinn Booksellers with Mindy Greiling

Mindy Greiling will be at Magers & Quinn Booksellers on Wednesday, October 6 for a discussion of her new book, FIX WHAT YOU CAN.
When Oct 06, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408
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One mother’s fight to support her son and change a broken systemMindy Greiling will be at Magers & Quinn Booksellers on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of her new book, Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son. She will be in conversation with Bruce Ario, author of Cityboy, to discuss their personal and familial experiences with schizophrenia in anticipation of World Mental Health Day (October 10). The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here via Eventbrite.

In his early twenties, Mindy Greiling’s son, Jim, was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Greiling was a Minnesota state legislator who struggled, along with her husband, to navigate and improve the state’s inadequate mental health system. Fix What You Can is an illuminating and frank account of caring for a person with a mental illness, told by a parent and advocate.

"An honest, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking story of the impact of a serious mental illness on an individual and their family. The book grapples with the tough subject of how to support and protect your son when he is symptomatic and vulnerable and yet live your life and promote independence and consequences for your son. Her story also underlines the importance of connecting with those who are traveling a similar journey, such as through NAMI, and the important role legislators have in building and improving our mental health." —Sue Abderholden, executive director, NAMI Minnesota

"Fix What You Can offers readers deeper understanding of mental illness’ toll and a keener sense that society can do better by those afflicted. Putting this book in citizens’ hands is in keeping with Greiling’s long career of public service—and if it is that career’s capstone, it’s a worthy one." —Star Tribune