ecoAmerica’s most recent contribution to the National Environmental Health Association’s Journal of Environmental Health, “Climate Changes Mental Health” is now available in the July 2022 issue.
When you think about climate change, how do you feel? If you are overwhelmed with fear or feeling depressed or despondent, you are not alone. In 2020, 67% of people in the U.S. surveyed by the American Psychiatric Association said they were somewhat or extremely anxious about climate change. More than one half said they were anxious about the impact of climate change on their mental health (American Psychiatric Association, 2020).