Yale psychologist: How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety

Climate change anxiety results in intense emotions that are valid. The RISK Project’s Dr. Sarah Lowe shares advice for when to recognize that anxiety has become problematic.

Posted November 25, 2021 | By Catherine Clifford

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Why Does Disaster Aid Often Favor White People?

The federal government often gives less help to Black disaster survivors than their white neighbors. That’s a challenge for President Biden, who has vowed to fight both inequality and climate change.

Posted June 7, 2021 | By Christopher Flavelle

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The pandemic is becoming a grief crisis

Millions of Americans have lost relatives and friends. We need to pay attention to the science and consequences of grief.

Posted March 30, 2021 | By Brian Resnick

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When Safety Is Shattered

Why losing a home is uniquely painful—and how we can all better appreciate the space we inhabit.

Posted February 25, 2021 | By Abigail Fagan

Read the article in Psychology Today.

Body On the Ballot: How the 2020 Presidential Election Impacts You

From climate change to health care, each candidate’s policies could have ripple effects on your well-being. Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision.

Posted October 20, 2020 | By The Editors of Shape

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Mental health support can’t keep up with wildfires or hurricanes

As climate change drives more and more disasters, mental health support is in greater need than ever. America is not ready.

Posted September 23, 2020 | By Dean Russell, Jamie Smith Hopkins, Molly Taft, & Sally Deenen

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Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis. The Only Federal Program to Address It Is Underfunded.

From climate-fueled storms to COVID-19, mounting catastrophes are sowing stress and trauma.

Posted August 25, 2020 | By Dean Russell & Jamie Smith Hopkins

Read the article in Mother Jones.

What Is Resilience? Psychologists Explain How to Grow From Painful Moments

Here’s how to heal and grow from life’s toughest moments.

Posted June 25, 2020 | By Jennifer King Lindley

Read the article at Health.com.

CU Boulder expert: Disasters going to become more frequent, more intense

Lori Peek joins national conversation on disaster coping and recovery

Posted December 4, 2019 | By Charlie Brennan

Read the article in Daily Camera.