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Climate Anxiety Poses A Mental Health Risk Unless We Keep Talking About It

4 Mins Read By Neal Robert Haddaway, Joe Duggan and Nicholas Badullovich. As the climate changes, negative environmental effects are being felt and seen around the world. The effect that climate change has on mental health is less immediately obvious or visible. Often termed climate anxiety or eco anxiety, this feeling can manifest as what the American Psychological […]

Study Finds Link Between Eating Mushrooms And A Lower Risk Of Depression

3 Mins Read A new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders has revealed that eating mushrooms could lower the risk of depression. Sampling data from more than 24,000 adults in the US, between 2005 and 2016, researchers from Penn State University gleaned the findings from diet analysis, with a specific focus on the frequency of mushroom […]

Stressed About The Climate Crisis? How Therapists Are Treating Eco-Anxiety

12 Mins Read By: Isobel Whitcomb Andrew Bryant, a therapist based in Tacoma, Washington, felt helpless the first time climate change came up in his office. It was 2016, and a client was agonizing over whether to have a baby. His partner wanted one, but the young man couldn’t stop envisioning this hypothetical child growing up in an […]

From Eutierra To Eco-Rage: This New Climate Scale Helps Describe Your Earth Emotions

6 Mins Read Research by the American Psychiatric Association shows that more frequent natural disasters caused by climate change are contributing to a skyrocketing levels of anxiety and trauma. Isaias Hernandez is the founder and activist behind Queer Brown Vegan, a platform he created to offer accessible environmental education about topics such as environmental justice, veganism and zero-waste […]

Can Psychedelics Treat Climate Grief?

6 Mins Read By: Mark Hertsgaard Author Michael Pollan talks about whether drugs that comfort the terminally ill can also help people mourning the climate future. The dread that many people are feeling these days about the coronavirus is nothing new to those acquainted with climate grief. As terrible as the virus is, the heat waves, droughts, fires, and […]

Green With Worry: Do You Have Eco-Anxiety? A Beginner’s Guide

5 Mins Read You might recall the harrowing image of an emaciated polar bear in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago taken by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklenthat and published in National Geographic back in 2017. It was tragic, disturbing and very controversial. When I saw that image, it haunted me for months. The harsh reality highlighting a painful truth unfolding […]

​Tree Therapy: Why Nature Has Such A Profound Impact On Your Health​

5 Mins Read There is no denying the biological benevolence of trees. As the largest plants on the planets, trees create an entire ecosystem in and of themselves, providing a habitat for animals. They absorb carbon monoxide from the air and release oxygen for our air supply. They help reduce noise pollution. They provide us with materials for tools […]