Terra Verde

The Climate Crisis and Mental Health

As the climate crisis manifests itself all around us, you may have begun hearing terms like climate anxiety, ecological grief, and climate depression. You may even have felt your own form of grief, or anxiety, or anger about global heating. A recent survey found that some 70 percent of Americans are worried about climate change, and that many feel anxiety or depression related to that concern. Some groups — including youth, environmental activists, and farmers — can be particularly vulnerable to these feelings.

Sami Aaron, founder of The Resilient Activist, and Debbie Sturm, press liaison with the Climate Psychology Alliance, join Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Managing Editor Zoe Loftus-Farren to discuss the intersections between the climate crisis and mental health, and how activists and experts are stepping in to help.

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