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SOCAN Monthly Meeting – How the Climate Crises are Affecting Our Mental Health

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The climate chaos that surrounds us is affecting much more than the natural world, our economy and our physical health. The changing climate and our apparent resistance to addressing it are also conspiring to affect our mental and psychological health. Rev. Liz Olson M.Div. BCC (Masters of Divinity, Board Certified Chaplain) serves as a Specialty Chaplain with the in-patient Palliative Care team at Providence Medford Medical Center. With Ken Deveney, Liz has, for several years, led gatherings of SOCAN’s monthly support group ‘Sustaining Climate Activists.’

Liz has been speaking nationally on how chaplains can play a role in supporting people and communities to cope with the psychological, emotional and existential needs that are arising as we are experiencing the different impacts of climate crises. At the Association of Professional Chaplains annual conference in Houston, TX, Liz was the first chaplain to present on this topic at such a meeting. Liz was also instrumental in an online webinar produced by Chaplaincy Innovation Lab (Brandeis University) in collaboration with The BTS Center – (supporting “spiritual leadership for a climate-changed world”)

Liz will be the featured presenter at SOCAN’s April General meeting on Tuesday April 30th at 6:00pm in the Large Community Room of Medford Public Library 205, S. Central Avenue.

During her presentation, Liz will discuss why we should be concerned about our mental health as it pertains to climate change considering direct and indirect effects and differences among populations, particularly people of color, Indigenous communities and youth. During the second half of the program, Liz will lead us through some interactive exercises that SOCAN’s support group “Sustaining Climate Activists” uses.

SOCAN meets monthly in person with speakers on Topics related to climate change.

These meetings are free and open to the public. Specific details are posted monthly.

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Series:
Event Category:

Venue

Large Meeting Room, Medford Public Library
205 South Central
Medford, United States

Organizer

Kathy Conway
Email
kathy@socan.eco

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Series:
Event Category:

Venue

Large Meeting Room, Medford Public Library
205 South Central
Medford, United States

Organizer

Kathy Conway
Email
kathy@socan.eco