Our mission is to provide access to education, tools, programs, and support designed to help individuals and communities recognize the signs and manage the emotional impacts of climate change.
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, and anti-oppression efforts underway 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.