Climate Change Fuels the Rise of "Eco-Anxiety" - John Watson.
As more people experience the direct effects of climate related disasters, (flooding, heat waves, extreme storms,and much more) and as concerns for climate change have penetrated the public attention more significantly, we are seeing more and more concern for what is termed "climate anxiety" or "climate grief". Yet, mental health professionals who are adept with these deeply penetrating emotional experiences are still few and far between. As a profession, we still are in the beginning stages of developing proficiency and skills to intervene in the emotional toll of facing potential catastrophic annihilation and in mobilizing a cadre of "climate sensitive" professionals to respond to what is developing as a broad public health concern. Click here to find the article on Medscape.