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.

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?

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.

Maybe get out and enjoy the weather?

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