MN Reads: "Fix What You Can" by Mindy Greiling
Mindy Greiling thought she knew quite a bit about mental illness.
After all, she'd minored in psychology both as an undergrad and in grad school.
But that was before the voices in her then-21 year old son's head told him he needed to kill her.
The longtime member of Minnesota's House of Representatives founded and chaired the Mental Health Caucus, a bipartisan committee formed from the Minnesota House and the Minnesota Senate, and after her retirement from the legislature in 2012, continues to advocate for mental health parity and Medicare for all.
Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son is published by the University of Minnesota Press.