Sustaining Climate Activists

Project Description

Sustaining Climate Activists is concerned with the psychological effects of Climate Change on mental health and wellbeing. This project arranges public presentations, maintains a list of online resources, and offers a facilitated monthly support group to address distress and develop resilience. Facilitators: Liz Olson (Clinical Chaplain) & Ken Deveney (Teacher of Re-Evaluation Counseling). Meeting in person at Blue Heron Park in Phoenix through October 2022.

Fourth Saturday of the month ( July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22) from 10:00 – 11:30.

Coffee provided, potluck snacks. Bring a folding chair.

Project Leaders

To join this project contact Ken Deveney and/or Liz Olson

Goals

To address and raise awareness of the psychological impacts of Climate Change for individuals, our communities, and relevant public agencies.

Connection to SOCAN Mission

This project addresses the Mission of promoting awareness and understanding of climate change, its causes and consequences.

Background Information

The April 2016 federal study “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States” discusses seven key areas of health concerns including mental health and well-being. Health officials are mapping the specific vulnerable population groups of each region and community, such as the elderly, children, and low-income families. 

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