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Facing the Hard Truths About Our Climate Disaster– Psychiatry's Role in Preparing Society To Accept A necessary shift in the Cultural Paradigm
Over the past 100 + years, the United States has suffered through multiple extreme disasters and has emerged unscathed. The general comradery following a climate related disaster leads to the belief that the country will always rise and rebuild. The culture of individuality and its relentless drive to obtain the American dream has seen to this unfortunately destructive belief.

We have now reached the point, not just in this country but throughout the world, where continuing on our current path is going to result in planetary destruction. We no longer have the luxury of denial that the worst will not occur. Further, it is clear we can not fix the climate crisis using previously used methods. The culture of capitalism, greed, narcissism, grandiosity, exclusion, and denial which, while feeding the dream, are the very things fueling the climate disaster.

In this presentation, we will review the United States' greatest disasters because, if we don’t remember them, it will be impossible to learn from them. It is critical that we see the hard truths that have created today’s climate crisis. We must see ourselves as having ignored the lessons learned only to repeat them with increasingly destructive outcomes. However, we have run out of time to continue to ignore the truths.

As psychiatrists and mental health practitioners, we must be prepared to quell concerns from our clients as part of a whole-wellness conversation. It is know that climate related stress can take a toll on the body and mind. This webinar aims to prime providers to have these discussions and understand how climate related disasters affect patient's mental health.

Learning Objectives:
-To influence behavioral change and identify options for addressing mental health challenges arising from this crisis.

-To shift self-serving thinking by offering HOPE and options for enhanced quality of life

-To envision and initiate a more empathic paradigm for us to live together on this planet.

Nov 4, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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