The Depression Files

Al Interviews Charles Minguez | Mental Health Advocate & Aspiring Journalist

August 12, 2018

In this episode, Al interviews Charles Minguez, mental health advocate and aspiring journalist (recorded 5-16-18). Charles had his first suicide attempt at age thirteen. Before he reached his eighteenth birthday, he had been hospitalized three times. At age seventeen, Charles was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and major depression. Hear how Charles was originally misdiagnosed and medicated for bipolar disorder.

Now, ten years with no symptoms of schizoaffective disorder and having weaned completely off of his medication long ago, Charles has a blog and is working on writing his first book. Learn more about Charles and read much of his writing by visiting his blog at

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