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September 2021

Invitation to 6 week online program on Transforming Climate Trauma at Spirit Rock Mediation Center

Transforming Climate Trauma: Building Wise and Resilient Responses to the Climate Crisis With Bob Doppelt, James Baraz, and Pawan Bareja For more information and to register go to: Description: This 6 week series will start on Tuesday November 9 and continue until Tuesday December 14 from 6-8 pm Pacific Time. It will help you learn how to build personal, group, and community “Transformation Resilience” for...

Regenerative Relationships: Climate Crisis Resilience (

By Jennifer Silverstein, LCSW,, Blog 2021. “Every time I rescue a bee, it matters. If I didn’t rescue it, the hive may not have enough bees, and then there’d be less honey, and less flowers, and less fruit, and when people go shopping there would not be enough for them to eat.” – Dani, 7 years old I have spent 7 years teaching her about the interdependence of all life, and our place in the web of living beings. Yet upon hearing her articulate the values I so carefully...

Climate Change Is Making Natural Disasters Worse — Along With Our Mental Health (NPR)

Through fires and hurricanes, through lethal heat waves and flash floods, the world seems to be ending — or at least, that's what it feels like. All around us, we're seeing the effects of climate change. Wildfires are raging through the West. Much of southeast Louisiana was flattened by Hurricane Ida , and parts of New York and New Jersey are digging out from disastrous flooding. And if it seems like natural disasters are happening more and more often, that's because they are : Climate...

Climate disasters will strain our mental health system. It’s time to adapt. (Washington Post)

As the effects of climate change become severe, more people than ever may experience mental health challenges. To provide solutions, experts say the system will need to evolve. The resonances were eerie as Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, broached Louisiana’s coast on Sunday, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the same area. “It’s very painful to think about another powerful storm like Hurricane Ida making landfall on that anniversary,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D)...

Time is Running Out to for PACES Connection Members to Endorse Letter to Congress Supporting the "Resilience for All Act of 2021."

Please join over 50 organizations & 175 professionals that have endorsed the letter. Endorsers range from the American Association of Community Psychiatry, to the Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment, The Prevention Institute, Black Psychiatrists of America, Physicians for Social Responsibility, American Association of Suicidology, and more than 45 other diverse national, regional, and local organizations. Request for Organizational and Individual Endorsements of Letter Below...

Climate Change and Trauma []

From International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, August 2021 As human beings, our physical and mental health cannot be separated from the environments in which we live. Climate change, if left unaddressed, is projected to have catastrophic consequences on the mental health of entire populations. This ISTSS Friday Fast Facts series will feature ISTSS’ recent work to highlight the intersections among global climate change and trauma. Look for new materials every Friday in August 2021.

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