A new report discusses how climate change affects our mental health

Climate change and mental health, Health Network News

Natural disasters, changes in infrastructure can cause feelings of helplessness, suicide, and depression

SUMMARY: Dramatic changes to the planet can also have effects on mental health. Our moods & thoughts are impacted by natural disasters & other changes, researchers say.

When we talk about climate change, we tend to think about its effects on our environment — melting polar ice caps, extreme swings in weather, more frequent droughts, flooding, and higher incidences of natural disasters. But what about the effect on our moods, thoughts, and feelings? A new report written by the American Psychological Association, Climate for Health, and ecoAmerica argues that our mental wellbeing is just as vulnerable to global warming as is our earth…Read more at Psychology Today

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