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Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance

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Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance chronicles the impacts of climate change on Americans' health and psychological well-being, including increases in stress and anxiety, loss of community identity, heightened aggression and violence, and many others. It builds from our 2014 Beyond Storms and Droughts research, and is intended to further inform and empower health and medical professionals, community and elected leaders, and the public.

The report discusses the pathways through which these and other impacts on human well-being will arise, why some communities will be hit harder than others, and how psychological impacts interact with physical health. This guide will serve as a trusted resource for professionals as we navigate what it means to live in a world with a changing climate.

Webinar: March 29th

3pm - 4pm ET

We invite you to join ecoAmerica, Climate for Health, Dr. Susan Clayton (Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology, College of Wooster) and Dr. Howard Kurtzman (acting executive director of the American Psychological Association's Science Directorate) for a free webinar highlighting the insights found in this report. Participants can expect to:

  • Discover and better understand the links between physical impact, mental health impacts, and community well-being
  • Access case studies from prominent mental health professionals offering real-world examples and insights
  • Get tips on helping individuals and communities to prepare for and recover from climate-change related mental trauma 
  • Learn how individuals and health professionals can protect against impacts and foster support for climate solutions

Enter your information below to register. If you are unable to attend the live presentation, please register anyway and we will email you the recorded webinar once it becomes available.