New Article by MCAP Climate Resilience Researcher Addresses Climate Change and Mental Health Impacts

MCAP Climate Resilience Researcher, Brenda Hoppe, and colleagues Leah Prussia, Christie Manning, Kristin Raab, and Kelsey Jones-Casey share their findings in the new publication “It’s Hard to Give Hope Sometimes”: Climate Change, Mental Health, and the Challenges for Mental Health Professionals in the journal Ecopsychology. The paper highlights research regarding the growing challenges facing mental health professionals as clients experience the mental health impacts of climate change. A comprehensive survey was conducted with over 500 active, licensed Minnesota mental health professionals and found a need for more interdisciplinary research to design and implement tools to address the impacts of climate change on clients.

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