Mental Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development

Watch this engaging discussion with Douglas Fischer and Kristina Marusic, journalists from Environmental Health News, regarding their new series, “Pollution’s Mental Toll: How air, water, and climate pollution shape our mental health.”

​The Allegheny Front and Environmental Health News investigated the mental health impacts of air and water pollution and climate change in western Pennsylvania. They found alarming evidence that residents throughout the region are likely suffering changes to their brains due to pollution in the surrounding environment. ​

Reporting also uncovered the growing gap in mental health care as more people are traumatized by worsening climate change. ​

Part 1: Feeling anxious about climate change? Experts say you’re not alone ​
Part 2: How to address the looming crisis of climate anxiety
​Part 3: Air pollution can alter our brains in ways that increase mental illness risk
​Part 4: How contaminated water contributes to mental illness ​
Part 5: Seeking solutions: Pollution and mental health in western Pennsylvania

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