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Addressing Inequities in the Mental Health Burden of Climate Change
by Emily Jack-Scott, Aspen Global Change Institute
January 2022 Research Review
People around the world are increasingly aware of and impacted by climate change, which is connected, unsurprisingly, with a parallel uptick in associated mental health stress. A rich body of research examines the psychologies of how individuals and communities perceive and respond to climate change information, but peer-reviewed publications about the impacts of climate change on mental health are just emerging.
Recent articles highlight the challenges of studying this area, along with the lack of representation in current research among those most vulnerable to and those most impacted by climate change. They also underscore the need for equitable mental health research and services to transform climate anxiety and despair into hope and action.
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