the Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change - interview

Rebecca Gibbs's picture

Interesting interview on climate and mental health from the US by Dr Lise Van Susteren of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance.

Do you think this [dealing with climate denial] is the role of the mental health professional?

Oh, I absolutely do. It is a call to action—the likes of which we have never seen before. Civilization is under attack. Our profession has to say that these [climate] scientists need to be believed. We are doctors: we “get” science, we “get” emergencies, we “get” the need to act. It’s absolutely critical for us to look at this data and not only take action ourselves but also influence others to take action as well.]

Full interview at: http://www.momscleanairforce.org/interview-lise-van-susteren-talks-mental-health-impacts-climate-change/

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