We want everyone to have the tools and resources needed to feel supported and emotionally resilient in the face of the climate crisis.
We address the mental health consequences of climate change through education, community engagement and by harnessing the power of media and technology.
Cultural and Anti-Colonial Acknowledgement
The Climate Mental Health Network (CMHN) recognizes climate change and mental health as intersectional issues that are inseparable from environmental justice, women's rights, disability justice, Indigenous justice, decolonization, and anti-oppression efforts underway across the world. The disproportionate impact of the overlapping global climate and mental health crises falls on Black, Brown, and other communities of color in Western countries, Indigenous and First Nations peoples, LGBTQI+ peoples, persons identifying as women, and historically colonized peoples across the world. While most middle and low income countries produce a fragment of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, they are experiencing the heaviest, most life-threatening toll.
We at CMHN acknowledge that there will be diverse cultural responses to these issues and that those historically marginalized and left out of decision making need to be prioritized, uplifted, and given space to create and heal outside of Eurocentrism and white supremacy driven cultural values and knowledge systems. Importantly, we believe that diverse epistemological, cultural, and indigenous knowledge is fundamental to respond to these intersecting crises, repairing broken connections between humanity and the earth. We are committed to being critical of ourselves and our programs and growing with humility so that we propel healing rather than harm in this complex, interconnected world.