West Hollywood is world-renowned for its nightlife and entertainment industries. However, with this come unintended consequences. As a City that benefits from these industries, we have a responsibility to care for those who suffer from mental health and addiction.
West Hollywood must continue its commitment to the recovery community—providing meeting space, housing and other programs.
Our City should also look to use our resources to provide mental health services and suicide prevention programs for the adults in our community who are facing crises. One loss is too many and we have lost too many in West Hollywood recently.
As your Councilmember, I will ask West Hollywood’s recreation services to design programs to help prevent depression—getting adults in our community outside and active, getting the mental health benefits of sunshine and exercise.
Finally, for many of us, we need to recognize the importance of our furry friends to our mental health. They provide comfort and compassion, and a trip to the dog park can help build community. That’s why I propose adding more dog parks where they are needed most—in Center City and the Eastside