US Climate and Health Alliance

AACP Position Statement: Mental Health and Climate Change


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recognizes that climate change poses a threat to public health, including mental health. Those with mental health disorders are disproportionately impacted by the consequences of climate change. APA recognizes and commits to support and collaborate with patients, communities, and other healthcare organizations engaged in efforts to mitigate the adverse health and mental health effects of climate change.

Robert J. Ursano, M.D. Joshua C. Morganstein, M.D. Robin Cooper, M.D.
March 2017

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