This is pretty awesome.
Thank you @ShawnAmos for your support. #imTalkingaboutit
We can learn from Lets! #imTalkingaboutit
Prince’s Addiction and an Intervention Too Late https://t.co/3EaVhvbRW8 via @Nytimes
From Prince to the high school student, to the Mom in the carpool lane, we have an opioid problem in America. What can we do? What should we do? #imTalkingaboutit
Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home Film Screening & Mental Health Discussion
Presented by pic.tv
Saturday May 7th 2016 10am...
Santa Monica Library - Martin Luther King Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free and open to the public. For additional information and to register please visit: LostAngelsFilmScreening.eventbrite.com
Complimentary coffee provided by Peet's Coffee & Tea.
For anyone interested in learning about mental health and it's challenges, we encourage you to attend this free event. Throughout the day, mental health care professionals and providers will be available to answer questions and provide general information.
The film and discussion will be streamed live and archived.
Live stream address: imtalkingaboutit.com
Narrated by Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals--people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society’s basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here. With the support of a vast array of advocates, especially the services of Lamp Community, the mission featured in the Jamie Foxx/ Robert Downey Jr. film, THE SOLOIST, many residents of Skid Row have found a way to stick together and fight back.
Directed by Thomas Napper, LOST ANGELS demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness–most specifically that of providing housing–are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse and to find stability. For many, Skid Row is, perhaps improbably, the last place to find refuge and build a life of meaning...proving that sometimes home is where the help is.
This program is not sponsored by The Santa Monica Public Library.
Okay, so we were a little worried that the angiogram might find something but it didn't! We're loving all this good news. The doctors are going to ...continue to look for what caused the stroke but dad is going to hopefully be able to get out of the ICU within the next few days here.
Although he slept most of the day yesterday, he requested mom and I bring his guitar and his phone which both sat unnoticed but both will be going back to the hospital with me today. He did however try to hide his phone in his hospital gown before we left him last night so he could call mom in the morning. I got a good laugh. I highly doubt the guitar will even leave the case today, like yesterday, but I think him just seeing it gives him a lot of hope and motivation.
He has been transferred for the time being, so to all of you sending cards to Henry Mayo, I'll pick them up and take them to him. Everyone who plans on sending a card, to the house is best from here on out.
Continuing to be so grateful for your love and support.
Debbie, Selena, Sierra, and Nigel. Because mom claimed him as her own yesterday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dennis and his family. Get well Sir!
Dennis had a stroke yesterday morning and needless to say, it was very scary - but he's doing great today. He's at the hospital in Santa Clarita ...and has a wonderful team of doctors. He's talking, teasing, being his fun smart-ass self. No paralysis or facial immobiity. They're going to get him up to walk today and maybe even have some solid food. He told Deb this morning that he was feeling much better and that he's going to be fine; the docs are very optimistic that will be the case.
As of right now, visits aren't recommended because rest is of primary importance. When that changes, we'll let you know. Thank you for your love and support and send him a little prayer beginning with "Bear Down"! He'll love that!
xoxo The Leoni Family