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"Written Off" Documentary Screening and Talk Back

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Landmark Oriental Theatre

2230 North Farwell Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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This January, join the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division for a screening of the feature documentary "Written Off" during National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week.

"Written Off" explores the national opioid epidemic through the life of Matt Edwards of Wisconsin... and more specifically through the words in his journal. Here, Matt chronicled his daily struggles with his addiction and his countless attempts to quit. Join us as we explore the pages of Matt's journal and gain a better understanding of living a life with addiction... and the people at the affected by this disease.

After the documentary, stay for a "talk back" discussion moderated by Jermaine Reed, Rise & Shine Morning Show - WNOV860 AM and featuring behavioral health care experts, community leaders and people with lived. We'll explore the topics of behavioral health care resources in our community, AODA/addiction, stigma, race and more.

Panelists include:
Michael Lappen, MS, LPC, Administrator, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and Co-chair, City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force
Michael Vann, MSE, CSAC, ICS, Recovery Support Specialist, Wisconsin Resource Center
Maria Perez, PhD, VP of Behavioral Health Affairs, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Mark Fossie, MS, MBA, LMFT, APSW, CSAC, ICS. President Chief Executive Officer, M&S Clinical Services, Inc.; Bishop, Lion of Judah Christian Ministries
Pastor Walter Lanier, JD, MDIV, Director, Multicultural Services and Community Engagement, Milwaukee Area Technical College; Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church

This program is presented by the Light and Unite Red Committee, led by the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, in partnership with 48 community organizations, health departments, non-profits, schools and libraries.

For more information, contact Nzinga.Khalid@milwaukeecountywi.gov.

Showtime: 7 p.m.
Talk Back: 8:30 p.m.

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