Recommended Resources

Things to Read:

Books:

  • (2019) Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World by Glenn Albrecht

Journal Articles:

  • (2020) Ecological Grief and Anxiety: The Start of a Healthy Response to Climate Change? by Cunsolo, A., Harper, S.L., Minor, K., Hayes, K., Williams, K. G., & Howard, C.:
    https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanplh/PIIS2542-5196(20)30144-3.pdf
  • (2019). The Health Effects of Climate Change: Know the risks and become part of the solutions by
    Howard, C., & Huston, P.: https://doi.org/10.14745/ccdr.v45i05a01

Websites:

  • Climate and Mind: https://www.climateandmind.org/
  • The Climate Optimist: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/c-change/climateoptimist/
  • The Mental Health and Climate Change Alliance: https://mhcca.ca/
  • The Planetary Health Alliance: https://planetaryhealthalliance.org/bibliography?
    group=MENTAL%20HEALTH

Media to Watch:

Podcasts:

  • Climate Change and Happiness Podcast: https://climatechangeandhappiness.com/
  • Facing it Podcast: https://www.drjenniferatkinson.com/facing-it

TedX Talks:

  • Healthy Planet, Healthy People, by Dr. Courtney Howard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=FgIYaklWOK4

Meditations:

  • 1 minute meditation by HeadSpace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Ndym-IsQg&t=6s
  • 5 minute meditation by Eco-Anxious Stories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_DxBPJcYc4
  • Body Scan Meditation by Yale School of Medicine: https://medicine.yale.edu/media-player/body-scan-meditation/

Ways to Get Involved:

  • AMS Sustainability at UBC: https://www.ams.ubc.ca/how-we-run/sustainability/
  • Colour the Trails: https://colourthetrails.com/
  • Eco-anxious Stories: https://www.ecoanxious.ca/
  • PaRx: https://www.parkprescriptions.ca/
  • UBC Climate Hub: https://ubcclimatehub.ca/projects/
  • UBC Farm Volunteer Program: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/volunteer-program/
  • Work that Reconnects: https://workthatreconnects.org/

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Exploring Climate Change and Mental Health by Natania Abebe, MSN/MPH(c), BScN, RN is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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