Apparently, psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists are hearing more and more of their patients expressing their anxiety over climate change, so the American Psychological Association has put together a 69-page guide for mental health professionals to help them address climate anxiety — or solastalgia —with their patients.
Anxiety about global warming has become such a concern that the American Psychological Association created a 69-page climate-change guide to help mental health care providers. https://t.co/swgXnMhspq
— CNN (@CNN) May 7, 2019
CNN, whose Brian Stelter complained didn’t report on climate change every single day as it should, reports:
A student in Wendy Petersen Boring’s climate-change-focused class said she woke at 2 a.m. and then cried for two solid hours about the warming ocean.
“This is a computer science major,” Petersen Boring said.
Petersen Boring, an associate professor of history, religious studies, women & gender studies at Willamette University in Oregon, has been teaching about climate change for a little over a decade. In that short time, she has watched her students’ fear, grief, stress, and anxiety grow.
Even for people who aren’t directly affected by natural disasters, climate change is causing measurable mental distress.
Higher temperatures alone have led to more suicides and increased psychiatric hospitalization and have hurt our sleep, which can also harm mental health. These problems will get worse as the temperature continues to rise, research shows.
Here’s a suggestion: before climate change hysteria leads to more suicides, how about if the media and college professors lay off the climate change hysteria a little bit?
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 7, 2019
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) May 7, 2019
About every 10 years or so the world of "science" predicts the end of the world in 20 years.https://t.co/HaUr3fPgPz
— AtticusLee (@AtticusLee6) May 7, 2019
Hilarious. Hurry, you triggered snowflakes, run to your safe space! Don't forget your coloring books! #ridiculous
— JimmyB✝ (@MOTT7) May 7, 2019
Every politicized obsession is a mental health issue. It's the product of those who worship government and treat politics as their religion – their dedication in life.
— pirkster (@pirkster_jax) May 7, 2019
It's called propaganda.
— x- HotStoveSportsCards (@hotstovesports) May 7, 2019
Good news doesn't sell. Gotta keep pumping out the fear mongering
— David Empson (@Doc_Rock1) May 7, 2019
Fear mongering has become a profitable venture.
— LisetteInBlue? (@bookgirl8) May 7, 2019
The real world cost of fear mongering
— Tom (@tomsabot) May 7, 2019
Love to see a Venn Diagram with people who have “Climate Anxiety” and people who have “Trump Anxiety”…
— Conservative in Marin (@JNOV57) May 7, 2019
I’m quite certain they have a lot of anxieties about things that don’t actually hurt or even actually affect them
— Rightbrain Kurt (@rightbrainkurt) May 7, 2019
Did they do this for Y2K?
— Bannondorf (@Bannondorf1) May 7, 2019
We’re old enough to remember surviving the threats of Y2K, acid rain, nuclear winter, and that migrating swarm of killer bees from Africa. And according to Oprah, wasn’t half the heterosexual population supposed to have AIDS by now? And Ted Danson declared the oceans dead back in the ’80s.
It took 69 pages to explain a hoax…good grief.
— Evets (@sstelk65) May 7, 2019
Jesus Christ. We have gone off the rails. This is crazy.
— M. Dexter (@matthewjdexter) May 7, 2019
FFS ??♂️ pic.twitter.com/xdvRbDsxRX
— ??? The Dude Abides (@jeffreylbragg) May 7, 2019
We are damaging the minds and critical thinking skills of our young people to the point where it can not be repaired.
— barry wireman (@tuningforklove) May 7, 2019
Mankind is so fascinating to me because there’s so much variety. We’re very different from each other.
Some people live a normal life, others risk theirs for their country, and then… and then there’s these people.
— Code red (@release6k) May 7, 2019
This is the future of the left. They should all build bunkers and leave us to get on with our life
— Peter Whiti (@peterwhiti) May 7, 2019
I don't know about you but I refuse to allow a hoax to impact my mental health.
— Bart Munson (@bamunson) May 7, 2019
The treatment: tell them to stop watching cable news and get off social media?
— commonsense (@commonsense258) May 7, 2019
Maybe get out and enjoy the weather?
'LOL really???' CNN taps the ultimate 'expert' to help them push their climate change 'crisis' narrative https://t.co/NUG1ZZZCOY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 6, 2019