Published: 04/19/2022

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Britt Wray, Stanford/LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellow, about the impacts of climate change on mental health – and how to build resilience.

Climate and environment-related fears and anxieties are on the rise everywhere. As with any type of stress, eco-anxiety can lead to burnout, avoidance, or a disturbance of daily functioning. There is a lot at stake in terms of how these difficult feelings are tended to and coped with.

Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Britt Wray, based at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH), has written a forthcoming book focusing on these challenges, “Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis” (Knopf).

Join us for a conversation between Dr. Wray and CIGH Director Dr. Michele Barry, who has steered the center to focus on the connections between the health of people and the planet. They’ll discuss climate change impacts mental health in youth, frontline communities, climate professionals and concerned people everywhere – and what can be done to build resilience.

This event is co-hosted by CIGH and the Woods Institute for the Environment.

Questions? Please contact: Erika Veidis,

About the event

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm

Location: Stanford Campus, Shriram Tea Room, 443 Via Ortega

Refreshments will be provided.