Opinion: Climate change is the new disease of despair. Psychologists need to step up to help.

People are experiencing a loss of hope in the face of the climate crisis — but mental health professionals can help find healthy ways to move forward.

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Illustration by Sean Quinn

We help people face their fears, stop running and develop the emotional stamina to withstand doing what’s right even when it’s hard. We have a unique role to play in addressing this issue in ways that other fields are unequipped to contribute.

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