The Depression Files

Al Interviews Mindy Greiling | Former MN State Representative, Former National NAMI Board Member & Author

September 27, 2020

In this episode, Al interviews Mindy Greiling, former Minnesota State Representative, Former National NAMI Board Member and author of Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Law Maker's Fight for Her Son (recorded 8-19-20). A former teacher and school board member, Mindy first joined the Minnesota House of Representatives with her eye on education. After six years in the legislature, her son, Jim, was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. While continuing her work within the education committee, Mindy decided to also focus on mental health.

Hear Mindy's story of navigating through the complex mental health system, her attempts at improving it, and the challenges of caring for a loved one with schizophrenia in her new book Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son.

Her book will be released on October 6, 2020 and there will be a virtual launch on October 8, 2020. Find out more about Mindy and where to get her book at

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