Climate Fears Weighing On Some American’s Mental Health Or Something

Do you get worried about the weather? I do. As a homeowner, I’m a bit more concerned when serious thunderstorms are around, on the few occasions of the potential for a tropical system or ice storm coming this way. Or, when it is the depth of summer, and the AC runs a lot, have to worry about it kicking the bucket in a way you don’t when you are renting. It doesn’t harm my mental health, though, unlike Warmists who are losing their minds, especially when you have articles like this which tell them that all American’s are losing their minds over the fake climate crisis

Fears About the Planet’s Future Weigh on Americans’ Mental Health

Therapist Andrew Bryant says the landmark United Nations climate report last October brought a new mental health concern to his patients.

“I remember being in sessions with folks the next day. They had never mentioned climate change before, and they were like, ‘I keep hearing about this report,’” Bryant said. “Some of them expressed anxious feelings, and we kept talking about it over our next sessions.”

The study, conducted by the world’s leading climate scientists, said that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, by 2040 the Earth will warm by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius). Predictions say that increase in temperature will cause extreme weather events, rising sea levels, species extinction and reduced capacity to produce food.

Bryant works at North Seattle Therapy & Counseling in Washington state. Recently, he said, he has been seeing patients with anxiety or depression related to climate change and the Earth’s future.

Often these patients want to do something to reduce global warming but are overwhelmed and depressed by the scope of the problem and difficulty in finding solutions. And they’re anxious about how the Earth will change over the rest of their or their children’s lifetimes.

They could completely change their lives, giving up fossil fuels, only eating locally sourced foods, make their own clothes, give up their smartphones and computers, unplug every appliance when not in use, and so much more. Also, they could be subscribed medication that makes them less nuts, and be shown the real information on what they climate is doing, in a way similar to A Clockwork Orange.

Where are all these articles coming from as of late, though?

Although it is not an official clinical diagnosis, the psychiatric and psychological communities have names for the phenomenon: “climate distress,” “climate grief,” “climate anxiety” or “eco-anxiety.”

The concept also is gradually making its way into the public consciousness.

In a June 23 episode of the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” one of the main character’s young daughters has a panic attack after hearing about climate change in school.

Seriously, if you look at all the posts I’ve done on people freaking about climate grief in the past few weeks, and search out more, they all share in common mentioning that episode. Which is perfect. A fake TV show brings up a fake issue which has Warmists writing about fake climate anxiety.

Bryant, the Seattle therapist, said the No. 1 action he recommends is sharing these concerns with others, whether a counselor, psychiatrist, family, friends or an activist group.

In other words, nag your friends and family.

In that vein, Dr. Janet Lewis, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester in New York, recommends building relationships within a like-minded group. That could involve group therapy, environmental activist groups or online communities.

That sounds like reinforcement of their bad mental ideas, rather than becoming educated.

For Laura, becoming involved with the international activist group Extinction Rebellion has helped her build a network of people who share her values and made her feel as if she’s making a positive contribution to society. With the group, she has participated in nonviolent protests and is organizing the Atlanta chapter’s first grief circle, where people can share their anxiety and grief about the destruction of the Earth.

“Activism is also therapy for me,” said Laura.

So, becoming an eco-terrorist is therapy? Good grief. It’s also negative reinforcement, in which those fears play on each other from the other nutters.

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