Young people are worried about climate change, but how do they cope?

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Trish Darcy considers a scoping review of empirical evidence on climate concerns, negative emotions and climate‐related mental illness in young people.

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From climate anxiety to climate action: developing global mental health recommendations

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Ella Tuominen considers a set of new global recommendations for action on climate change and mental health across sectors including healthcare, research, policy, and third sector organisations.

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Europe’s climate hotspot: climate change and mental health in Italy

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Francesca Bentivegna and Ivar Maas consider a scoping review exploring climate change, trauma and mental health in Italy, one of the most affected Mediterranean countries.

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Climate change and mental health: what do we know, and what don’t we know?

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Peter Coventry examines a big new umbrella review which signals the need for robust assessment and quantification of the mental health impacts of climate change.

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The negative effect of the climate crisis on the mental health of millions of people: projections in the region of South Florida

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Dafni Katsampa, Francesca Bentivegna and Ivar Maas reflect on a recent study exploring the impact of extreme climate events on mental health of people located in South Florida, USA.

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Preventing suicide is everybody’s business: a global perspective #LancetSuicideSeminar

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Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam summarises the recently published Lancet Seminar on Suicide and Self-Harm, and highlights the free webinar due too take place on Monday 4th July 2022.

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Extreme ambient heat linked to increased mental health emergencies, according to new US nationwide study

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Trish Darcy and Peter Coventry consider a novel US research study on climate change, ambient heat, and the links to increased mental health-related emergency visits.

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Exposure to air pollution increases mental health service use, according to new UK study

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Wajeeha Raza and Peter Coventry review a retrospective cohort study exploring the association between air pollution exposure and mental health service use among individuals with first presentations of psychotic and mood disorders.

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Climate change, young people, and parents: what the papers say about eco-anxiety #COP26 #CAMHScampfire

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In his debut blog, Sam McKay explores a review of newspaper articles which identifies several narratives about how young people feel about climate change.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm GMT on Tuesday 9th November for an online journal club discussing these papers. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.

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