Youth are experiencing an unprecedented level of climate anxiety, and the mental health impacts of climate-related disasters are a threat to children’s health. AASHE endorsed the House Resolution Expressing the mental health impacts of recurrent climate-related disasters on youth which argues that children need support to be resilient as they face increasing climate disasters and take on the fight for climate justice. The House Resolution educates Congress about this issue using the latest research on the mental health pandemic of youth climate anxiety and the disproportionate impact of climate mental health issues on BIPOC youth. This effort calls for funding and resources to support the mental health of young people affected by the climate crisis.
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