A Child Psychiatrist’s Struggle With Climate Change - Jillan Sackett M.D., M.S.
Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, Jillan Sackett, MD expresses the deep concerns of children and parents in facing real worries about living in a world faced with climate change. She speaks from a deeply personal view about her own concerns raising her 3 children. She is grounded in basic science of anxiety as she explores ways to help her worried patients. She warns us that our current treatments tend to pathologize these "appropriate emotions" as "illnesses". Acknowledging that there are no readily available solutions, she challenges us to consider the ways to help young people and as "responsible clinicians" address our climate situation. Click here for the article.