In this Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center presentation from September 19, 2022, Patrice Nicholas, DNSc, DHL (Hon), MPH, MS, RN, NP-C, FAAN, and Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN, offer an overview of mental health impacts in our climate-changing world. 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 are also discussed.

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.