Ecological grief is becoming more a common reality in society. Ecological grief deals with the collective and social mindset of our times in dealing with the losses in our environment. As global warming continues, pollution increases, and natural landscapes destroyed, society is sensing the collective loss. This loss is something we all deal with on a day to day basis.
The article,”It’s Time to Talk About Ecological Grief” by Michaela Cavanaugh states,
But a growing body of evidence demonstrates that climate change and its effects are linked to elevated rates of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress, and a host of negative emotions including anger, hopelessness, despair, and a feeling of loss. Researchers have dubbed these feelings “ecological grief.”
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