Unequal effects of climate change and pre-existing inequalities on the mental health of global populations

Shuo Zhang*, Isobel Braithwaite, Vishal Bhavsar, Jayati Das-Munshi

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Abstract

Climate change is already having unequal effects on the mental health of individuals and communities and will increasingly compound pre-existing mental health inequalities globally. Psychiatrists have a vital part to play in improving both awareness and scientific understanding of structural mechanisms that perpetuate these inequalities, and in responding to global calls for action to promote climate justice and resilience, which are central foundations for good mental and physical health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-234
Number of pages5
JournalBJPsych Bulletin
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • aetiology
  • epidemiology
  • low- and middle-income countries
  • Social deprivation
  • stigma and discrimination

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