Next Steps: Solutions and Recommendations For Healing
Climate change is a devastating existential threat that can exaggerate preexisting inequities and health/mental health problems. As mental health professionals committed to understanding deep emotional wounds and addressing complexities of relationships, psychiatrists have the tools to assist in bridging the current gaps.
Global Problems Call for Global Solutions: Climate Change in Asian Communities
How might droughts and monsoons in India and China lead to problems in American clinics?
Rising From the Ashes of Oppression
These 4 disastrous climate change events affected Black Americans disproportionately…
The Effects of Climate Change on Hispanic and Latinx Communities
Ultimately, the climate change crisis underlies an already growing mental health crisis and Hispanic/Latinx heterogeneity shapes different patterns of environmental injustice.
Recovering Ancient Knowledge for the Good of the Earth
Respect for Indigenous peoples and their knowledge is crucial to the resolution of climate change.
Introducing a New Series: Racism and Climate Change
Powerful psychic defenses are keeping humanity from facing a number of interconnected crises. How can these psychic defenses be overcome?
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! It’s Earth Day
We need Earth Day every day.
A Call to Change in the Relationship Between Psychiatry and the Earth
Keep the earth in mind.
The Tangled Roots of Racism and Climate Change
The Racism & Psychiatry collection highlights the ways communities of color have been uniquely impacted by climate disruption and what psychiatrists can do about it.
Climate Change and Hinduism
Ancient religious texts from India explain the deep connections between human beings and their environment.
Dominos: Mental Health Impacts of Australia’s Environmental Crises
Australia’s cascading environmental crises are all likely effects of climate change. How can psychiatrists and other mental health stakeholders respond?
Our Trees of Life
All it takes is one tree, one connection…
Psychiatrists on Turtle Island
Ancient creation stories can still tell us something about our world.
The Power and Potential of Earth Week and Psychiatry
It is not just a day.
Group Interventions for Climate Change Distress
From disasters and social disruptions to existential concerns, climate distress groups may not only provide much-needed support to patients but may also help psychiatry’s public health responses.
On Climate, COVID, and Race
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
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
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
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
Environmental factors in addition to climate change-air pollution, toxins, noise-seem to have detrimental psychological repercussions.
Climate Psychiatry Year in Review
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
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
A radical and urgent perspective about the realities of climate change.
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
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.
The Impacts of Extreme Heat on Mental Health
No doubt the climate is changing dramatically, and the evidence of profound heat waves and their impacts confront us in large and small ways on a regular basis.
A Decade of Psychiatry and Our Climate
A climate change and mental health pioneer goes down memory lane with the Times.
It Takes a Village to Take Care of a Planet
All together, right now, no matter what it takes-only this attitude can unite our response to the climate catastrophe that is the imminent consequence of our many small everyday actions.
Cassandra or Happy Warrior: How Paradoxes of Psychiatry Can Sustain the Green New Deal
There’s an old joke about change: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but the light bulb really has to want to change.
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