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Why Climate Change Is A Mental Health Crisis

Where we’ve typically ascribed trauma to the individual, climate change now sees large groups of people sharing the same damaging experience in what’s being called ‘collective trauma’. But as post-disaster care continues to prioritise physical safety, the mental health of survivors often falls to the wayside. This episode we explore the global implications of climate change on mental health and why our mental health services aren’t ready for what’s to come.

Featuring:

Lucy Chen – Student at the University of Technology Sydney and Climate Activist.

Helen Berry – Professor of Climate Change and Mental Health at the University of Sydney.

Jennifer First – Program Manager at the Disaster and Community Crisis Centre at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Producer/Presenter: Jake Morcom

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