FIX WHAT YOU CAN virtual event with the League of Women Voters Minnesota and Mindy Greiling

Mindy Greiling will host a virtual event with the League of Women Voters Minnesota on Thursday, January 28 for a discussion of her new book, FIX WHAT YOU CAN.
When Jan 28, 2021
from 18:30 PM to 19:30 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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One mother’s fight to support her son and change a broken system 

 
 Mindy Greiling will host a virtual event with the League of Women Voters Minnesota on Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of her new book, Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son. The event will also feature Sue Abderholden, Executive Director of NAMI Minnesota; Mary Jo McGuire, Ramsey County Commissioner; and county mental health staff to talk about the importance of mental health and why telling stories is important. They will also discuss racial disparities in the mental health system and how we can all be better advocates, and an audience Q&A will follow. Copies of the book are available from partner bookstore Next Chapter Booksellers. Please register to receive the virtual meeting information here.

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.

"Mindy Greiling’s passionate support for mental health has turned Minnesota into a national leader on the issue." —St. Paul Pioneer Press

"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

"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