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Impacts of Climate Change on Mental Health

  • 29 Jun 2021
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM



Lessons Learned Series: Impacts of Climate Change on Mental Health
Thursday June 29, 2021
8:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Pacific
The Lessons Learned Series is designed for Early Career Psychiatrists and Resident Fellow Members

We will describe six components in this overview of the interface between climate change and mental health including impacts of acute and slow-moving disasters, impacts of extreme heat, eco-anxiety, vulnerable populations, and engagement & action.

Dr. Lise Van Susteren’ s bio: Dr. Lise Van Susteren is a general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC and expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate disruption. A co-founder of Climate Psychiatry Alliance, she is a frequent contributor on television, radio and in the print media. In 2006 Dr. Van Susteren sought the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate from Maryland. Her book, Emotional Inflammation Discover your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times was published in 2020.

Dr. Benjamin Lui’s bio: - Ben Liu, M.D., completed his psychiatry residency at UC Davis and is currently completing his OHSU C-L Psychiatry fellowship. He's been involved at the interface of Climate and Psychiatry since his PGY-4 year with numerous educational efforts as part of STETH (UC Davis medical student interest group), Climate Psychiatry Alliance, and the OHSU Climate Change Curricula Taskforce.


John Sullenbarger, M.D's. bio: John Sullenbarger, M.D., is currently a third year psychiatry resident at Oregon Health & Science University. During training, he has focused his extra time working with the Climate Psychiatry Alliance and the OHSU Climate Change Curricula Taskforce to educate medical professionals on the health effects of the Climate Crisis. He will be completing his last year of training back home at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. 

If you need additional info, see  https://www.climatepsychiatry.org/

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