Children and youth in the climate crisis

Ann Sanson, Marco Bellemo
2021 BJPsych Bulletin  
This editorial is co-written by a developmental psychologist and a young climate activist. We start by showing how the climate crisis is imposing a heavy psychological burden on children and youth, both from experiencing climate-related disasters and from the knowledge that worse is to come. We then describe the global movement of youth demanding urgent climate action. We conclude that health professionals can support young people in many ways, but particularly by supporting their capacity to
more » ... their capacity to take action, raising awareness about the impact of the climate crisis on youth mental and physical health, and taking action themselves to work for a secure climate future.
doi:10.1192/bjb.2021.16 pmid:33879278 pmcid:PMC8499628 fatcat:lzfv6ccfdrbuveggv6sgwkcaoy