Warmist: Kids Are Feeling Bad About Their Futures, Let’s Make It Worse

You can put the blame for this squarely on the shoulders of the adults. But we can solve it with hope (and lots of taxation)

Treatment for climate anxiety is hope

World Mental Health Day is a time to break down the stigma around mental health issues and remind Australians that seeking support and treatment is the right thing to do.

But as I look at how some of us are talking about the mental health of a young woman from halfway across the world, it’s clear we have a long way to go.

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg made a powerful and emotional speech at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York a couple of weeks ago, challenging world leaders to explain their lack of action on climate change with the question: “How dare you?”

Greta’s visible distress sparked a non-stop stream of speculation about her mental health and Asperger’s diagnosis.

Our own Prime Minister weighed in on this by insisting that he wants children in Australia to “feel positive about their future”, and cautioning against “raising the anxieties of children in our country”.

As a mental health professional I couldn’t agree more with Mr Morrison: Children deserve to feel positive about their future. Extreme anxiety is bad for their mental health.

So then why are Warmist making people like St. Greta even more nuts? Do you actually think it is healthy what they are teaching her and having her do? Where are the adults saying “go to school. Be a kid. The world is not ending”?

But while he is trying to address the problem with tall tales about Australia’s climate track record, the only appropriate cure here is actual climate action and emissions reductions.

I thought the answer was “hope”? No?

I’m part of a group of mental health professionals called Psychology for a Safe Climate, and we conduct workshops for people with climate anxiety and grief.

Climate anxiety has real health consequences, and we must get serious about treating it. Empty words aren’t going to make people feel better; hope is.

The only antidote now is tangible climate action.

Writer Charles Le Feuvre is simply helping spread and grow so-called climate anxiety among the kids, harming their mental health. Perhaps we should be taxing the hell out of these climate groups.

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One Response to “Warmist: Kids Are Feeling Bad About Their Futures, Let’s Make It Worse”

  1. Doom and Gloom says:

    Does anyone really believe that 8-12 year olds are organizing marches around the world? Not the kids! How can we deny snowflake kids anything.

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