Climate change and mental health, a new and growing challenge

28 May 2019

In the past decades, science has developed a better understanding of the causes for mental disorders. In general, mental health problems are related to complex interactions between societal (e.g. automation, internet, economic crises, addiction, social wellbeing), genetic and biochemical factors. One factor has however not received a lot of attention yet: climate change and mental health. The rapid climate change we are experiencing is one of the most urgent public health threats in the 21st century and is having a profound impact on mental health. All countries are affected, although not all in the same way. Climate change has an even bigger impact on countries with poor infrastructure and limited means. Read more on