Where to Get Help
None of us is meant to navigate the climate crisis alone. The resources below can help you find additional support for navigating difficult climate emotions and finding a sense of connection, meaning, and purpose.
- If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or know someone else who is, please reach out to the multilingual National Suicide & Crisis Hotline by calling 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org.
- If you have been affected by a disaster, such as a wildfire or hurricane, the multilingual National Disaster Distress Helpline can provide immediate crisis counseling and referral support. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 or visit www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline.
- Climate-aware therapy: If you need support in managing emotions like climate anxiety or climate grief, it may be beneficial to connect with a climate-aware therapist. According to the Climate Psychology Alliance, climate-aware therapists are professional mental health clinicians who recognize that the climate crisis is “both a global threat to all life on Earth and a deeply personal threat to the mental and physical well-being—the sense of safety, meaning, and purpose—of each individual, family, and community on the planet.” You can find a growing directory of climate-aware therapists in the US here: www.climatepsychology.us/climate-therapists
- Good Grief Network: The Good Grief Network offers a 10-step program to help people cultivate personal resilience and empowerment in changing climate. Groups are offered both online and in person around the world: www.goodgriefnetwork.org
- The Work That Reconnects: Based on the work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, The Work That Reconnects offers groups and events that help people “discover and experience their innate connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web-of life, transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action”: workthatreconnects.org
- Climate cafés: Climate cafés offer a safe, nonjudgmental space for people to express their emotional experience of climate change. You can learn more about climate cafés here: climatepsychologyalliance.org/index.php/training-events
- All We Can Save Circles: All We Can Save circles were created to support deeper dialogue and community-building in the climate crisis. You can learn more about these circles and how to facilitate one yourself here: www.allwecansave.earth/circles
Updated: December 2022