WHO Examines the Effects of Climate Change on Mental Health

Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) a policy report to confront the launched strong and lasting impacts that climate change is having directly and indirectly on people’s mental health and psychosocial well-being. In addition to the high incidence of mental disorders (eg, emotional distress, stress, and suicidal behavior) affecting people worldwide, the WHO warned … Read more

COVID ‘Takes a Backseat’ to Global Events

With two years of COVID-19 in the rearview mirror, anxiety among US adults has turned instead toward global events, results from the annual Healthy Minds Poll from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) show. “It’s not surprising that recent events, such as the war in Ukraine, racially motivated mass shootings, or the impacts of climate change, … Read more

New Toolkit Offers Help for Climate Change Anxiety

A new toolkit provides coping strategies for people who are anxious about climate change. These strategies include volunteering, building a community, discussing emotions with others, practicing mindfulness, and seeking therapy. The toolkit, which was developed by nursing experts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, also offers reflection questions and a film … Read more