Climate Change

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

July 30, 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.

The Impacts of Extreme Heat on Mental Health

July 30, 2019

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

July 23, 2019

A climate change and mental health pioneer goes down memory lane with the Times.

It Takes a Village to Take Care of a Planet

June 03, 2019

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

May 28, 2019

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.

Divestment in Fossil Fuels: A Preventive Public Health Strategy

April 12, 2019

The profound effects of climate change on mental health have become increasingly difficult to ignore. 

Climate Disruption and the Psychiatric Patient

March 26, 2019

While some psychiatrists may doubt the connection between climate disruption and psychiatric disorders, the evidence is growing stronger every day.

Trouble in Paradise: Carbon-Fuel Air Pollution Linked to Disorders Across the Lifespan

February 22, 2019

We cannot protect our patients without protecting our planet. This means a personal and professional commitment to green our activities by considering the carbon effects of how we do our work.

The Changing Face of Psychiatry in the Age of Climate Change

February 14, 2019

When engaging in professional discourse on controversial topics, how can psychiatrists respect the therapeutic boundary with patients when their own fears are heightened?

In the Room With Climate Anxiety: Part 2

January 29, 2019

Climate is both a public health and a psychological issue and these aspects are intertwined. In this article, particular clinical situations in working with climate anxiety are discussed.