Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s Fight for Her Son is a frank account from a mother who was a state legislator when her son Jim’s first delusion demanded he kill her, but after he makes a serious suicide attempt she realizes he’s the one in danger. Her seat at the power table allowed her to work to change policies that barred her from saving Jim’s life. She first had to overcome her fear that Jim would be like her beloved grandmother who disappeared into a mental hospital when she was 10.
Vail Place Clubhouse International
Mindy is currently leading an advocacy effort towards creating the first-ever Clubhouse International in Ramsey County. This is a successful model found in communities around the world that promotes purpose, employment and social engagement for people with serious mental illnesses, vital to recovery. Task Force members met with Hennepin County Vail Place Clubhouse members to learn about Clubhouses.