Eco Anxiety Is Causing “Mums To Cry All Day”

They should try giving up their own use of fossil fuels and make their lives carbon neutral, see how they feel then. Or just pay lots and lots of taxes to the government

The mums with eco-anxiety: ‘I could cry all the time’

Like many new parents, Heather Sarno takes her son Jack along to rattle, rhyme and roll sessions at her local library. However, she broke down at a recent class because of her fears about the future of the planet.

“I was asking one of the staff members if I could speak to some of the other mums about coming to an Extinction Rebellion strike,” says Heather, from Beeston in Nottinghamshire. “She said they wouldn’t be able to get involved in anything political and I got really, really upset. She said, ‘I think you need to go and see someone’. But a doctor isn’t going to prescribe me with what I want.”

The 32-year-old mum of one says she wants an end to the damage humanity is inflicting on the planet.

She says the fact her fears are grounded upon scientific fact sets her anxieties apart from other psychological conditions or the usual fears that afflict new parents about their offspring’s future. For starters, she says, there is no medical treatment for the eco-anxiety she is experiencing.

“A doctor wouldn’t be able to control the companies responsible for 70% of the world’s carbon emissions or put a stop to recreational flights,” she says. “Only this morning, I was crying about it. It’s like a grief process.”

See, it’s always about Someone Else. Think of what could happen if all the Warmists decided to make their own lives carbon neutral and live like it’s 9 A.D.

Having a child has exacerbated Heather’s fears for the future. She says she only realised the impact of climate change after Jack’s birth.

“It was terrifying – for days, I couldn’t sleep. My appetite went. I cried loads. I felt really, really anxious and upset. I remember being really frantic and asking my husband, ‘did you know about this?’ I felt so guilty about having had Jack.”

Yes, I am laughing at this insanity. It deserves to be laughed at. It’s like getting all worked up because you forgot to get catsup at the store. It’s not a big deal.

Of course, feel bad for the kid, and all the kids of these unhinged Warmists who really do need competent mental health professionals who do not sympathize but, instead, tell them they are being stupid and hysterical over nothing, because the parents will damage the kids.

Fortunately, New Scientist has 8 tips on coping

1. Live more in alignment with your values

There was disagreement at the meeting over the value of lifestyle changes. The impact of individual actions can be very small, but psychotherapist Mary-Jayne Rust suggested that changing your lifestyle to be more compatible with your values can help with eco-anxiety.

Researchers from Imperial College London’s Grantham Institute offered several ways to do this: eat less meat and dairy, drive less and stop buying and disposing of so many items. “We live in a throwaway society,” said the institute’s Neil Jennings. “We consume much more than we need and it’s not making us happy.”

There you go: practice what you preach. Then there is “Give your home an energy health check” and “Cut back on flying, especially if you are a frequent flyer” before we start getting into “Blame Others”

4. Don’t feel ashamed
However, in her discussion of flygskam, the environment writer and activist Emma Marris noted that billions of people fly. “My individual actions are not actually capable of solving climate change,” she said.

So, don’t do anything in your own life

5. Focus your efforts on changing systems, not yourself
Marris argued that we can’t get where we want to be through individual action, and that accepting this has therapeutic benefits. “I don’t think a complete narcissistic focus on the self is healthy,” she said. Instead, Marris suggested you can have a much more meaningful impact by working with others to lobby governments.

Blame everyone else and try and institute Modern Socialism. After that you should “Find like-minded people”, because it’s a really good idea to hang around other nutters who are looking to do nutty things. Then you should “Protect and nurture local green spaces”. Nothing wrong with that, it just has zero to do with ‘climate change’, and we wrap up with

8: Talk about the changes you make
Jennings spoke about the importance of talking about your experiences – the challenges as well as the positives – and bringing other people along with you. “Talking about the practical things people can do in their day-to-day lives gives people some sense of control back, which I think can really improve people’s well-being,” he told the meeting.

So, nag the ever-loving hell out of everyone you know.

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3 Responses to “Eco Anxiety Is Causing “Mums To Cry All Day””

  1. Some people are like this most of the time. Almost exclusively women. They don’t need a reason for it. having Climate change as their reason gets them more sympathy and attention than just, “being an emotional wreck”.

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