This goes beyond Wellesley, but know many will want to hear this...
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites you to attend the next Director’s Innovation Speaker Series lecture featuring Ashlee Cunsolo, PhD. This Thursday, January 19th she will discuss the profound, cumulative, and complex mental health outcomes of the climate crisis.
Drawing on 15 years of experience working with people on the frontlines of climate change and leading global research, Dr. Cunsolo will explore diverse expressions of ecological grief and loss and how the ‘gift of grief’ and ‘gritty hope’ can furnish new ethical and political communities.
The threat of climate change involves a whole host of difficult emotions including fear, anger, guilt, shame, grief, loss, and helplessness. Many of us are feeling this climate change distress.
Sustainable Wellesley invites you to an event to discuss the psychological response to climate change. This event is targeted to students and young adults but parents, grandparents, and nature lovers are all welcome for a meaningful event.
Learn how climate change impacts our mental health, common reactions to climate change, and some strategies for coping with the climate crisis. Dr. Hudson will also provide additional resources for individuals who wish to learn more about this topic.
Register for the free event here
March 3rd from 7-8.30pm (including a Q&A)
Led by Kelsey Hudson, PhD
Please share some questions in advance, to help shape this program by emailing email@example.com.
Dr. Hudson is a child/adolescent Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. She is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance - North America (CPA-NA) and leads the Youth Focus and Outreach Subcommittee through the CPA-NA. In 2021, Dr. Hudson received a certificate in Climate Change and Health from the Yale School of Public Health and opened a private practice specializing in treating climate distress.
Sustainable Wellesley is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that engages residents, businesses and the Town of Wellesley to take sustainable actions to protect our climate; reduce pollution of air, land and water; preserve biodiversity; minimize waste; and ensure environmental justice.