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.
Distress related to impending environmental change, such as eco-anxiety and habitual ecological worrying, is increasingly noted by mental health professionals, although there are no official statistics on how many people are affected.
The fait of our mental and physical health relies on a stable environment Join and let's help support each other.