Taking Action: Building a More Resilient World

Changes in climate and extreme weather affect behavioral health in ways ranging from higher rates of climate anxiety, trauma, depression, and substance misuse to higher rates of acute health concerns and hospitalizations. Research suggests ways many groups can help build community connections and foster resilience. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) produced an infographic that outlines many ways that disaster programs, emergency personnel, health professionals and communities can help. To view this infographic, follow this link samhsa.gov.