Climate Change: Perspectives for Global Mental Health

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2023-01

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Unique Conferences Canada

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Yes

Abstract

Climate change is probably the most important global health challenge today. It’s greater than Covid- 19 and that has been a massive challenge. The impact of climate change is on everyone; young, old, rich, poor, urban and rural, high income through to lower income countries. No one is immune. The reason why it is, in my opinion, the most important global health challenge today – there is no vaccine for it and never will be. Climate change can be seen in many forms (deforestation, floods, fires, draught and rising temperatures). Increasingly human activity, especially in the last 50 years is acknowledged as the single cause. The impact of climate change is significant on humans, rural and urban communities, often in Low- and Middle-income countries (LMICs) who suffer draughts and failed crops, starvation and the growth in various diseases. However, a growing area of concern is the impact of climate change and natural disasters, including Covid-19 pandemic, on the mental health of Global populations. This paper offers a perspective on climate change and mental health and the growing burden on Low-Middle Income Countries in particular. A potential solution is also suggested.

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Climate Change, Global Mental Health, Sustainable, ARTS Framework

Citation

Illingworth, P. (2023) Climate Change: Perspectives for Global Mental Health (2023).pp8-15. Papers of the 7th International Conference on Global Public Health 2022

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Mary Seacole Research Centre