How Climate Change Impacts Your Mental Health



Climate change and related disasters cause anxiety-related responses as well as chronic and severe mental health disorders. Flooding and prolonged droughts have been associated with elevated levels of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders. The trauma and losses from a disaster, such as losing a home or job and being disconnected from neighborhood and community, can contribute to depression and anxiety. This video by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) provides a brief overview of how climate change can impact mental health.


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