Heidi is the co-author of A Night In Jail. Adapted as a
novella, film and play, this gritty Young Adult fictional
story is the first to illustrates Cannabis - Induced
Psychosis (a diagnosis in the DSM-5).
A Night In Jail is inspired by her brother’s true life as a
homeless drug addict with schizophrenia who went to jail
eighteen times. With advocates from
led by long-time Schizophrenia Researcher, Dr. Christine
Miller, Heidi met with the Drug Advisors for then-Senator
Kamala Harris and Senator Dianne Feinstein. As a consultant,
she worked with Los Angeles Defense Attorney, Bob Schwartz.
In partnership with Behavioral Health Services (a contractor
with Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention and
Control), she co - sponsored in-person and virtual events
utilizing the film and play, A Night In Jail.
As a speaker, Heidi has presented for the 2nd Annual
Teaching Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Virtual
Conference (co - chaired by Stanford’s Bonnie Halpern),
Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Alcoholics and Substance
Abuse Providers of New York State, NAMI in Long Beach and
Solano County, and many other organizations.
As a board member of Parents Opposed to Pot, she has been
interviewed by Fox.com. NBC-LA interviewed Heidi and Kirk
about their short film and its goal to prevent homelessness.
Heidi is also on the Advisory Board of Johnny’s Ambassadors.