Watch Powerful Documentary & Hear Reformer Judge Steven Leifman July 8th On Webcast! Don’t Miss It!

Judge Steven Leifman

(7-6-21) The Biden Administration missed a real opportunity to improve the lives of those struggling with mental illnesses and addictions when it didn’t nominate Miami-Dade Judge Steven Leifman to be the next Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse.  Judge Leifman is the reformer who allowed me access into the Miami Detention Center for ten months to follow prisoners with mental illnesses through our criminal justice system, which resulted in my book, CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness. (CRAZY refers to our system, not individuals such as my son.) He is an inspirational crusader for mental health reform who has worked tirelessly to stop the inappropriate incarceration of individuals whose only real crime is that they got sick.

On July 8th, you can hear him speak and see a fabulous documentary sponsored by Dr. Norman Ornstein by registering here. There is no charge for this opportunity, which is being organized by Janet Hays with Healing Minds Nola.

Please tune in and learn what this amazing advocate has accomplished in Miami-Dade County and could do for the rest of our nation if given the opportunity by our federal government.

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Healing Minds NOLA is honored to host a screening of the much talked about Film Documentary: “Definition of Insanity”.
After the screening, Judge Steven Leifman will join a panel discussion to be moderated by Dr. Norman Ornstein, an emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and vice president of The Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation, with the following very special guests:
Cindy A. Schwartz, Project Director of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida Criminal Mental Health Project- Jail Diversion Programs.
Judge Alan Zaunbrecher, 22nd Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana.
Nick Richard, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Tammany, La.

Learn more about our speakers here!

Untreated mental illness is a crisis not only in Louisiana but across America. On Thursday, July 8th from 5:30pm-8pm CST, find out how one Miami-Dade County Judge, Steven Leifman, is bucking the criminal justice system to lead the nation in DEcriminalizing mental illness.
“Definition of Insanity” demonstrates a novel approach to solving the mental health crisis that could be the model to tackle the much larger epidemic throughout America
We hope you will join us!

Janet Hays
Director – Healing Minds NOLA
(504) 274 6091
About the author:

Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

Learn more about Pete.