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Declaration and Call to Action for Psychiatrists

 

 

 

It is our professional duty to speak up!  The overwhelming scientific consensus is that the world is on a catastrophic course towards destruction from the impacts of human caused global warming. As experts on denial and resistance, knowing that people unconsciously bury or, in full awareness, avoid matters of grave concern only to experience worse consequences down the road, we shall not remain silent when the disavowal of reality is leading civilization towards an inexorable existential crisis. More...

 

 

 

 

Prescription for Action from the Climate Psychiatry Alliance

 

As mental health professionals, we promote functioning, thriving, and empowerment within reality. Therefore, when faced with a profound new reality, such as the destabilization of the climate, we have an undeniable professional responsibility to inform the public of its nature, its implications and our recommendations. The urgency of the climate crisis necessitates clear recognition of our current psychological situation and the steps required now and into the future to protect the mental health of individuals and the population. Therefore, we publicly declare and describe, in the terms of our profession, the mental health dangers we face and the measures which must be undertaken. More...