Climate anxiety

Mala Rao interview: Sad girl and exhausted on cracked dry ground, Concept drought and shortage of water crisis

Mala Rao: ‘The eco-anxious should have access to information on how to contribute to climate action’

Mala Rao is Professor and Senior Clinical Fellow, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, and Medical Adviser, NHS England Workforce Race Equality Strategy and Implementation Team. How can climate change have an impact on mental health? Mala Rao: There are several direct and indirect pathways by which the climate crisis impacts ...

Sad girl and exhausted on cracked dry ground, Concept drought and shortage of water crisis

Climate anxiety and young people

Young people are worried about climate change. Negative emotions can disrupt rest, which in turn can affect their mental health. However, climate anxiety can also drive young people to act. There is no way to prevent young people, even children, from knowing what is happening with the world. It's on the news, it's discussed in ...

Katariina Salmela-Aro interview: Sad girl and exhausted on cracked dry ground, Concept drought and shortage of water crisis

Katariina Salmela-Aro: ‘Climate anxiety is like a silver lining, it’s a driving force to do something’

Katariina Salmela-Aro is Academy Professor in the Department of Education and Supervisor for Doctoral Programme in Cognition, Learning, Instruction and Communication at the University of Helsinki, Finland. I view the concepts of climate anxiety and eco-anxiety as interchangeable. Are we talking about the same thing? Katariina Salmela-Aro: I would say that they are quite similar. ...