Beyond Doom and Gloom: How to teach climate change towards empowerment
anxious. Overlooking emotions while learning about crushing climate data can cause anxiety, and helplessness, and impede our ability to learn and take action. How do we support youth in stepping up rather than shutting down?
The following pages offer a brief review of strategies and resources for processing climate change-related emotions inspiring action together and hope for the future. The goal of these pages is to facilitate the expression, processing, and validation of youths' climate emotions while also encouraging positive emotions and reducing stress. These pages are not a replacement for services from a mental health professional. Please seek professional help if any of your students or you are at risk.