Climate Change

On Climate, COVID, and Race

June 30, 2020

There are moments in history that require us to step back and refocus, to view the issues before us through a new lens and from a different vantage point. We are all now sitting squarely in such a moment.

A New IQ: Testing Smart in the Anthropocene

March 24, 2020

In 2009 I attended the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Conference. The general thought at the time was that it was the last best opportunity to keep the world from warming over 2 degrees centigrade.

While Australia Burns: What Psychiatrists Can Learn From Each Other

February 13, 2020

Because climate instability is a global challenge, America and Australia, on different sides of the world, can model how global partnerships can work.

Disaster Response, Mental Health, and Community Resilience

January 27, 2020

The increase in repeated disasters and associated social stressors linked to global warming is likely to affect the mental wellbeing of billions of persons in the 21st century.

Toward A Bio-Psycho-Social-Eco Model of Psychiatry

December 31, 2019

Environmental factors in addition to climate change-air pollution, toxins, noise-seem to have detrimental psychological repercussions.

Climate Psychiatry Year in Review

December 01, 2019

Climate medicine: What was once on the radar of just a handful of physicians has exploded into awareness, alarm, and sometimes debate and skepticism. No matter how you look at it, psychiatrists are on the front lines.

Who Knew? The Implications of One Environmental Policy for Mental Health

November 22, 2019

The Clean Air Act (CAA) turned 55 years old last year. Most millennials and Gen Xers have had little idea what this legislation has meant for us, even though it may have given us each almost a year of productive life.

The End of Human Civilization

October 29, 2019

A radical and urgent perspective about the realities of climate change.

Green Spaces

September 19, 2019

Nature provides both physical and psychological benefits. How does this healing through exposure to nature occur?

Puerto Rico Se Levanta (“Puerto Rico Rises”): From Denial and Passivity to Action and Hope

August 02, 2019

Hurricane Maria was the wakeup call many Puerto Ricans needed to become active in social justice efforts. Their story serves as an example of transformational resilience.