You know that feeling when you open the news and all you can see is forest fires, extreme floods and looming climate deadlines? That’s what people are calling eco-anxiety. It’s anxiety related to the climate crisis and the threat of environmental disaster. It can help to look out for the positive stories and take part in positive action, but if you think eco-anxiety might be impacting your mental health, the NHS offers advice on where to find help.
Who does eco-anxiety affect?
Eco-anxiety is where someone worries about the future because of the impact that the climate change might have.
How do I overcome eco-anxiety?
Feeling overwhelmed or have eco-anxiety? Like with many anxieties, talking to others about it can really help. Self-care is also important, and your feelings are valid! You can also do your bit to tackle the climate crisis.
What causes eco-anxiety?
Eco-anxiety is a direct result of climate change, where people worry about the environment and the future of the Earth.