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Health

Beyond Policy, When the Mental Health System Becomes Personal

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Paul Gionfriddo
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Paul Gionfriddo with his son, Tim.

Paul Gionfriddo leads Mental Health America but he has deep roots in Connecticut. He’s a former state representative and mayor of Middletown who now advocates for people with mental illness. During his time in the legislature, he worked on laws and policies that contributed to the nation's current mental health crisis. His book Losing Tim explores his own son’s struggle with schizophrenia and the mental health system that failed him.

This hour, we talk to Paul about ways to fix the system at the federal and state levels. You can see a transcript of the show, here.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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