“Mental health is not about feeling good or calm or relaxed. . . . It’s about having feelings that fit the circumstances you’re in and then managing those feelings well, even if those feelings are negative or unpleasant.”
These resources are not a substitute for professional services when needed. In the US, text or call 988 for a 24/7 crisis hotline. For emergency mental health telephone numbers in other countries, go to: findahelpline.com
Watch Panu Pihkala talk with Anya Kamenetz about his research for the climate emotions wheel.
The wheel in Times Square during Climate Week NYC
Talk with friends and family about your climate emotions.
Monitor your news consumption, both time and content. Seek out inspiring, positive stories of action and healing.
Gratitude and Joy
What are you grateful for? What brings you joy? Remind yourself daily and experience them.
Learn and Act
Learn about climate justice issues. Create a vision of the world you want to live in. Find meaningful ways to you to use your skills to address the climate crisis, in your spheres of influence, whether it's creating art, doing advocacy, scientific research, tree planting, teaching, etc., it's all needed! Taking action also means taking care of ourselves and each other.