Is Climate Anxiety Real?!? A Project Exploring the Mental Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis
Friday, March 25, 2022
noon - 1 p.m.
Please join the Serie Center for “Is Climate Anxiety Real?!? A Project Exploring the Mental Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis.” Christie Manning (Sustainability Office). According to 2020 polling data from the American Psychiatric Association, the number of Americans reporting that climate change is "probably" or "definitely" affecting their mental health is 68%. This number seems shockingly high, particularly given media analyses showing very low mentions of climate change in the broadcast media, even after extreme storms and wildfires. During her fall 2021 professional leave/sabbatical, Christie Manning set out to synthesize the research on climate change and mental health. Her work resulted in the co-authored report: Mental Health and our Changing Climate: Impacts, Inequities, Responses, which explores the main ways climate change affects mental health and well being, the prevalence of adverse mental health outcomes, who is most impacted, and what we can do about it. In this presentation and discussion she will briefly talk about the research process and share key findings. An email with the link to join the event will be sent via swap-news. All faculty and staff are welcome.