“Our reactions to these grim facts [of climate change] take many forms, including sadness, despair, hopelessness, anger and anxiety. These are often manifestations of a deeper grief brought about by climate change. Experts say the phenomenon is growing , and it’s something we have to confront.”Rosen, J. (2020, January). Feeling distressed about climate change? Here’s how to manage it. The LA Times. https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-01-11/feeling-distressed-about-climate-change-heres-how-to-manage-it
Amidst the climate crises we are are experiencing worldwide, it felt especially poignant to discuss the emotional impacts of climate change with Julia Rosen of the LA Times last week.
Alongside other experts on climate change and mental health, including Dr. Jennifer Atkinson and Rosemary Randall, I talked about the ebbs and flows of deep grief brought about by climate change, and how we can find support and hope within this grief. Later in this article, Julia Rosen does a wonderful job of outlining some great resources for those seeking support.