Most likely you’ve felt it, though you may not have known a specific term for it.
Learn all about eco-anxiety in the latest installment of Climate Change & Health by Nicole Olweean, ISK Community Health Worker.
What is Eco-Anxiety?
Researchers are currently working on making the language around eco-anxiety more precise, asking questions like, what’s the difference between eco-anxiety and eco-anger? … However, for the purpose of this month’s issue, we’ll use the following definition: eco-anxiety describes a constellation of emotions and states of mind that result from awareness of the negative impacts of climate change and environmental destruction. …
An individual experiencing eco-anxiety might display common signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety, including irritability, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, and reduced appetite (Coffey et al., 2021). Just as generalized anxiety tends to interact with different emotions, such as grief or anger, eco-anxiety does the same. … READ MORE