As explained by Yale University, climate change is increasingly harming mental health. This page is designed to be a continuously updated resource on resources for those struggling with mental health, climate anxiety, or depression. But even as early as 1949’s A Sand County Almanac, naturalist Aldo Leopold penned “One of the penalties of an ecological education is to live alone in a world of wounds.”
In the midst of the polycrisis, it’s perfectly normal to grapple with climate anxiety. It’s also perfectly fine to seek help and resources for this! The weight of environmental challenges can feel overwhelming, but it’s essential to remember that you’re not alone. This page is here to guide you through understanding and managing climate anxiety, offering hope, and fostering resilience in the face of our shared environmental journey.
If someone is experiencing severe mental health challenges or is in crisis, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides immediate support and resources. They can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or 988 in the US.
- Climate-Aware Therapist Directory:
- The Climate-Aware Therapist Directory is a website dedicated to providing information and resources for people dealing with climate-related anxiety and stress. It offers articles, tools, and guidance on managing eco-anxiety.
- Climate Psychiatry Alliance:
- The Climate Psychiatry Alliance is an organization of mental health professionals who focus on addressing the mental health impacts of climate change. Their website includes resources, research, and information on climate-related mental health issues.
- Climate Psychology Alliance:
- The Climate Psychology Alliance is an organization of mental health professionals dedicated to addressing the psychological and emotional impacts of climate change.
- Psychology Today’s Climate Anxiety Page:
- Psychology Today has a dedicated section on climate anxiety, where you can find articles, expert advice, and information on managing mental health challenges related to climate change.
- The Good Grief Network:
- The Good Grief Network offers support and resources for people experiencing grief and anxiety related to climate change. They provide online support groups and educational materials.
- Therapist Directories:
- Psychology Today: Find a Therapist
- GoodTherapy.org: Find a Therapist
- You can search for therapists specializing in eco-anxiety, climate-related stress, or general mental health support using online therapist directories like Psychology Today and GoodTherapy.org. These directories allow you to filter by location and specialty.
Please note that the availability of resources may vary by location, and it’s important to reach out to the appropriate organizations or professionals for help and support. If you encounter any broken links or have more resources to contribute, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.