Mental health risk and resilience among climate scientists

Awareness of the threats to mental health posed by climate change leads to questions about the potential impacts on climate scientists because they are immersed in depressing information and may face apathy, denial and even hostility from others. But they also have sources of resilience.

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Fig. 1: Frequency counts for the emotion terms mentioned by more than two people in letters from climate scientists.


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Clayton, S. Mental health risk and resilience among climate scientists. Nature Clim Change 8, 260–261 (2018).

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