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Australia 'Eco-anxiety' growing among climate kids

01:50  20 september  2019
01:50  20 september  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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"Psychologists are treating a wave of children as young as 10 who are paralysed by climate change fear-mongering." - The Daily Telegraph.

Eco - anxiety or climate anxiety has been described by the American Psychological Association in 2017 as "a chronic fear of environmental doom" but is not designated as a specific condition in the

"Psychologists are treating a wave of children as young as 10 who are paralysed by climate change fear-mongering. As children prepare to walk out of their classrooms today as part of a global student climate strike, experts have warned "catastrophising" about global warming is having a serious impact on the mental health of many young people." - The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph's Lucy Hughes Jones said, "as a millennial, I think climate change is a topic worth worrying about."

"If pre-schoolers are going to be taught about climate change, they can’t be taught doomsday. It must be framed in positive language so they have hope for the future," she said.

The Gold Coast Bulletin's Andrew Potts said, "it's important to balance education and the mental health of children. You have to inform kids as well as make sure you’re not scaring them."

Student climate striker Ariel Elhers, 12, goes it alone in Chinchilla, a hotbed of coal and gas .
A year 6 student who lives in a town surrounded by mines and CSG wells demonstrated by herself during last week's climate strike. But the reaction to her protest proved she was anything but alone.Ariel Elhers, 12, is from Chinchilla, a town four-and-a-half hours west of Brisbane that is surrounded by hundreds of coal seam gas wells, multiple coals mines, and gas- and coal-fired power stations.

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