This session will offer an overview of mental health impacts in our climate-changing world. Join us to learn about the impacts of extreme heat and weather, poor air quality, hurricanes, flooding, rising sea levels, and post-disaster health challenges on mental health. Mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, and suicidal thoughts related to climate change will also be discussed.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN
Patrice K. Nicholas, DNSc, DHL (Hon), MPH, MS, RN, NP-C, FAAN

Attend the Free Event on Zoom:

This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. No registration needed.

Have Questions About the Topic? Please submit questions you may have before the program to, so that the speaker may address them during the session.

The Climate Change and Health Series is a collaboration among the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, the Mass General Center for the Environment and Health, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

For questions about any of the programs, email the Blum Center at or call 617-724-7352.