The Pressured Youth

With the current news circulating around Australia’s lack of actions in reducing carbon emissions, there seems to be a simultaneous growth in pressure being placed on the youth to reverse the effects of global warming. A survey conducted by Western Australia University found a consistent link between climate change and young people feeling anxious, depressed, and disempowered. Young adults seem to be thrown into the role of fixing the planet, but what does this pressure mean for their mental wellbeing? This afternoon on the Drive we were joined by Dr. Timothy Sharp from The Happiness Institute to discuss what this out of sight pressure means for the younger generation.

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