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Mental Health Monday: Climate Change & Our Mental Health

December 16, 2019

Ah yes, climate change! A phrase that has not been absent from the news, the Presidential debate stage, nor our every day vernacular for at least the last decade. Look, we know climate change is happening and harming our dear Mother Earth. But that's it, right? Mmm, not so fast - 

Did you know that climate change has some strong negative implications on our mental health? As victims of natural disaster or even as weary citizens fearing global warming's wrath, it's easy to get caught up in the trepidation and anxiety that can come with such a massive threat. Today we'll explore how and why climate change can harm our mental well-being and what to do about it. Spoiler: It's all about mindfulness, baby! 

Intro/Outro music: "Carbon Monoxide" by Cake
Transition music: "Young Folk" by Peter Bjorn and John; "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell
Slam Poem: "Dear Future Generations: Sorry" by Prince EA 
Image: nature.com