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Seeking solutions: Pollution and mental health in western Pennsylvania – Environmental Health News

Summary

In our 4-part series Pollution’s mental toll, we laid out some of the ways climate change and polluted air and water impact mental health in western Pennsylvania.

Below are ways to support your mental health and push for solutions to these problems.

Take care of your mental health

If you’re in need of new tools to take care of your mental health, you’re not alone. Ther…….

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In our 4-part series Pollution’s mental toll, we laid out some of the ways climate change and polluted air and water impact mental health in western Pennsylvania.


Below are ways to support your mental health and push for solutions to these problems.

Take care of your mental health

If you’re in need of new tools to take care of your mental health, you’re not alone. There are resources available:

Pittsburgh-area mental health crisis services

Find a counselor near you

Online therapy services

Climate Psychiatry Alliance has resources to cope with mental health and climate change, and a search function to find a climate-aware therapist.

The Good Grief Network is a 10-step program inspired by the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous whose meetings help “individuals and communities build resilience by creating spaces where people can lean into their painful feelings about the state of the world and reorient their lives toward meaningful action.”

Visible Hands Collaborative is a father-daughter psychiatry team from Pittsburgh that’s working to build community therapy groups, called Integrative Community Therapy. They are currently online, but planning to start in person (free) sessions at the Squirrel Hill Health Center.

Radical Support Collective is focused on “social change leaders”—people who are working on climate change and other issues, and looking for coaching and training to avoid burnout and continue to work with purpose and joy.

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Source: https://www.ehn.org/mental-health-solutions-2655533540.html