eco-anxiety

Your Guide to Talking With Kids of All Ages About Climate Change

Your Guide to Talking With Kids of All Ages About Climate Change

By Lora Shinn Sex. Drugs. Global extinction. When difficult subjects come up, it’s not easy being a parent — especially when that subject is climate change. But a parent, teacher, or caregiver is often the first and best source of trusted information for children. These are also the people who can help them cope with […]

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    I’m a Psychotherapist – Here’s What I’ve Learned From Listening to Children Talk About Climate Change

    I’m a Psychotherapist – Here’s What I’ve Learned From Listening to Children Talk About Climate Change

    By Caroline Hickman Eco-anxiety is likely to affect more and more people as the climate destabilizes. Already, studies have found that 45 percent of children suffer lasting depression after surviving extreme weather and natural disasters. Some of that emotional turmoil must stem from confusion — why aren’t adults doing more to stop climate change? Talking […]

    Should ‘Eco-Anxiety’ Be Classified as a Mental Illness?

    Should ‘Eco-Anxiety’ Be Classified as a Mental Illness?

    As the climate crisis takes on more urgency, psychologists around the world are seeing an increase in the number of children sitting in their offices suffering from ‘eco-anxiety,’ which the American Psychological Association described as a “chronic fear of environmental doom,” as EcoWatch reported. The Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) told the Daily Telegraph that they […]

    Climate Change Is Causing Us ‘Eco-Anxiety’

    Climate Change Is Causing Us ‘Eco-Anxiety’

    Do the daily climate change headlines make you feel stressed, afraid or powerless? If so, you’re certainly not alone. A growing number of people report feelings of loss, grief, worry and despair amid news that climate change is making natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires worse and more common, that polar ice is melting faster […]

    5 Ways Communities Are Coping With Climate Anxiety

    5 Ways Communities Are Coping With Climate Anxiety

    Katie Hayes, Blake Poland and Mark Hathaway This summer, wildfires erupted in California, torrential rains flooded parts of Japan, and record-breaking temperatures led to a number of heat-related deaths around the globe. Disasters like these are augmented by climate change, and scientists say extreme weather like this will increase and worsen as climate change accelerates. […]