As a physician who sees homeless, ill, and struggling patients on a daily basis, I believe that these three issues are important in California and our nation and have to be national priorities:
Please spend some time reviewing the issues and solutions. Bold initiatives informed by research on topics such as mental health, homelessness and substance use are available and must be implemented in order to help those Americans who are most vulnerable. I hope I can be your voice in Washington.
We can use our knowledge to build the modern infrastructure needed to realize the dream of energy without pollution. We can help ensure clean water, air, and food by being wise stewards of energy. We can accomplish a more peaceful life for future generations, while protecting our beautiful nature preserves, oceans, state parks, and national parks.
Dr. Sepi Gilani
Vote in person Feb 24, 2024 to March 5, 2024
Partial/Unexpired Term United States Senate
Full Term United States Senate
It’s time to show kindness to our most vulnerable fellow Americans who are living on our streets, most of whom suffer from mental health conditions. Of the homeless, 82% report having a mental health condition interfering with their ability to work or to be creative about securing housing. Without addressing mental health care, homelessness cannot be solved. Solutions for mental health demand a long-term approach and thoughtful planning. We therefore need to secure federal government funding for dedicated mental health centers with as many as 1000 beds outside every major metropolitan center. These centers would serve all Americans, ranging the full spectrum of citizens including the disadvantaged to celebrities, who struggle with substance abuse, mental health stressors, hopelessness, and suicide. Such an approach at a federal level has yet to be formulated. We need to rethink the mental health care center of the past and make centers where all the expertise needed to heal the mind are present in a pleasant and inviting atmosphere that is welcoming to all of our children, adolescents, and adults regardless of socioeconomic status.