Climate Change and Mental Health: Implications for the Psychiatric Workforce

Alison R. Hwong, Emily A. Kuhl, Wilson M. Compton, Tami Benton, Adrienne Grzenda, Benjamin Doty, Laura Thompson, Nitin Gogtay, Diana Clarke, Jonathan Alpert

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Climate change is a major global public mental health crisis that is expected to increase the need for mental health services. Psychiatrists and other mental health care providers must address workforce needs through recruitment, training and education, prevention and intervention, public policy and advocacy, and direct efforts to reduce climate change. This column discusses concrete steps for the psychiatric workforce to take to prepare for growing mental health needs associated with climate change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-595
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2022


  • Environment
  • Planetary health
  • Prevention
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health
  • Workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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