Tag Archives: mental health
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Our Moral Obligation – The Duty to Warn, and to Act

I am a doctor. A psychiatrist. Over the years I have seen some of the darkest parts of the human condition.   I have worked with individuals who “live on the ledge” emotionally. I have worked with people who fantasize about killing people, and some who have. I have listened to people recount being tortured, […]

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How Climate Change Is Impacting Mental Health Down Under

Research on the mental health impacts of climate change is remarkably scarce, which is especially surprising given that depression is already the second leading cause of disability around the world. Much of the research that does exist, has been done Down Under, where a small but dedicated team of researchers has been exploring the mental health implications […]

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When Climate Change Becomes Heart-Wrenching

It’s not often that individuals imagine themselves 75 years into the future, living in a world deeply affected by climate change. Doing so, however, can prove to be an enormously powerful exercise, as a recent column in the New York Times illustrates. In the column, opinion writer Anna North tells her own story about what her life […]

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New ecoAmerica Webinar Now Available – The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce that a recording of our webinar co-produced with the American Psychological Association (APA) on the psychological impacts of climate change is now available online. The webinar is a follow-up to the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica’s recently-released report Beyond Storms & Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change.   The […]

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Register Now: APA/ecoAmerica Webinar on the Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

The American Psychological Association (APA) and ecoAmerica invite you to join us for a free webinar on the psychological impacts of climate change.   At this point, most leaders and policymakers have a solid understanding of the physical impacts of climate change, like increases in the frequency and severity of floods, storms, and droughts. But […]

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New ecoAmerica Report Finds Climate Change Will Have Broad Psychological Effects

ecoAmerica is proud to announce our newest research report, Beyond Storms and Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change. This report, co-produced with the American Psychological Association, chronicles the likely psychological impacts of climate change, from stress, anxiety and depression to increases in violence and aggression, to the loss of community identity.   The report […]

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The Latest Impact of Climate Change? Mental Health.

Rarely do people talk about the health impacts that are expected to result from climate change – things like increased asthma and higher rates of vector-borne diseases. Even more rare is discussion about the mental health impacts of climate change. What’s likely to happen to our psyches as the planet warms and extreme weather multiplies? […]

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