The growing link between climate change and mental health
Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time. The consequences of climate change on mental health can be direct or indirect, short-term or long-term.
What is the extreme weather impact on mental health?
It is now being reported that 25-50% of people who get exposed to an extreme weather disaster are at risk of adverse mental health effects including:
Who Is vulnerable to mental health impacts of climate change?
Everyone will experience climate change and the resulting mental health toll, but not everyone is affected equally. Some communities are at higher risk, including: