What is the connection between slow-onset climate change and mental health outcomes?

The mental health impacts of weather-related disasters, such as hurricanes, have been well studied, but what about the effects of slow-onset climate change (e.g., droughts and temperature changes over longer periods of time) on mental health indicators, such as depression, anxiety, suicide, worry, grief, and frustration? Faculty member Laura Kubzansky is a co-author on this systematic review published in Nature Mental Health that examines the findings of quantitative and qualitative studies. Learn more about these findings in Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Q&A and in this piece in The Harvard Crimson.