Speaking for NAMI California 2023 Conference!

I have wanted to speak for the annual NAMI California conference for a couple of years. My good friends, Bart and Hazel Bright encouraged me to put together a proposal. They gave very helpful suggestions and I had enough good sense to listen to them. The presentation is called Educating About Substance-Induced Psychosis with Storytelling…

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Epoch Times’s California Insider: A Half-Hour Interview

I had the incredible opportunity to speak with Siyamak Khorrami on California Insider. We discussed the lack of information consumers have about the mental health risks of THC. We talked about SB 1097 (a bill to add mental health risks to warning labels in California) and how that bill was pulled due to pressure from…

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I Met Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy!

Heidi Swan with former congressman Patrick Kennedy

I was treated to a fundraiser dinner for the http://www.learnaboutsam.org. After chatting with some friends, I turned around and there was former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. He said, “Hi. I’m Patrick” and put out his hand. This was a very exciting moment for me. Of course, I was hoping to meet this champion for addiction and mental health…

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Press Conference in Seattle, Washington

Washington State Representative Lauren Davis and Heidi Swan at THC Press Conference

Washington State Representative Lauren Davis is a champion fighting for regulations on today’s high-potency THC products.  Recently, Representative Davis introduced two bills. The bills were recommendations, found in this report (hyperlink https://adai.uw.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/High-THC-Policy-Final-Report-2022.pdf) from scientists and researchers from Addictions, Drug and Alcohol Institute, the University of Washington and Washington State University. I was invited to participate in…

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