Climate Activists and Psychological Distress

Research Study

Focuses on
Activism, Climate Action, Climate Anxiety, Climate Change, Mental Health, Resilience

Where:
International 

 

For many activists, choosing to dedicate their life to mitigating the impacts of global warming is a heavy burden to carry. Activists’ professional and personal lives are intertwined with the human-caused effects of the climate crisis… Many climate activists experience the unhealthy aspects of occupational identity… Projects and funding for climate causes are routinely eliminated, halting months, years, or even decades of intense effort… Many climate activists live with pre-traumatic stress, having witnessed or studied the impact of severe weather events, droughts, and habitat destruction.
Author: Sami Aaron, The Resilient Activist

Strategies or Expertise:
Research 

Primary Audience(s):
General

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