Rapper Uses Music To Address Mental Health, Addiction Problems In Entertainment Industry
“I talk about what a struggle it is to be surrounded by people who are dying,” says Sirah, the L.A. rapper born Sara Elizabeth Mitchell. A recent track of hers is titled Zoloft, a common depression medication.
Los Angeles Times:
Rapper Sirah Is Leading A Movement To Better Understand Mental Health In The Music Community
Sirah, who is also a certified peer-to-peer recovery coach, has become an influential advocate in the music industry, helping others navigate issues of mental health and addiction. Recently, she was named to the board of directors at the nonprofit Young People in Recovery; in January, she spoke about overdose prevention at the Echoplex during the first in a series of gatherings intended to encourage tough conversations within the nightlife community. (Swann, 6/21)
In other public health news —
Out With Soda, Juice And Chocolate Milk - California Could Become First State To Restrict Kids’ Meals
Under a bill advancing in the Capitol, restaurants could offer only water or milk with meals marketed for children. ...It’s the Legislature’s latest attempt to combat obesity and diabetes by limiting how much soda Californians drink. (Castillo, 6/20)