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The Urgent Need, Methods, and Benefits of Enacting the New ITRC Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy for Climate Change--and Other--Adversities

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The Urgent Need, Methods, and Benefits of Enacting the New ITRC   Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy for Climate Change--and Other--Adversities

You are invited to a free 1 hr. webinar on Tuesday, September 22 from 12:30-1:30 pm PST (3:30-4:30 pm EST) on the new ITRC Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy

 Click here to register for the free webinar

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Special free webinar just for Canadians: held on Monday, Sept. 21 from 12-1 pm PST. 

Click here to register for the Sept 21 webinar for Canadians 

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Why the Need for a New Climate Change Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy?

        Climate science indicates that global temperatures will, in the not too distant future, rise above the 2.7-degree F. temperature threshold that unleashes civilization-changing impacts. From more extreme wildfires and hurricanes to droughts and heat waves, some odf the impacts are already evident. The public in the U.S.--and in every other nation--is unprepared for the coming tsunami of mental health and psychosocial problems that will result. If we remain so, climate-generated psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems will threaten the health, safety, and wellbeing of every child and adult nationally and worldwide. They will also accelerate  physical health problems. And, they will activate a vicious cycle of self-protective emotional reactions blocking efforts to slash emissions, which will diminish efforts to reduce the climate emergency to manageable levels, which will in turn increase mental health and psychosocial problems.

 The New ITRC Climate Change Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy

       Developed through extensive research and supported by a team of 20 experts, the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) has developed a new Climate Change Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy to prevent and heal climate-generated psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems. The policy calls for community-based, population-level initiatives to be launched nationwide and globally to teach all adults and youth simple mental wellness and resilience information and skills, enhance personal, family, and community strengths and social connections, and construct healthy cultural norms that build personal and collective resilience that push back against externally-generated climate traumas and toxic stresses.

 What you will learn during the webinar:

  • Why launching community-based population-level mental wellness and resilience initiatives is essential to successfully combat not only the climate emergency--but many other social, economic, and ecological challenges as well, such as the Coivid-19 pandemic.
  • The core elements of community-based population-wide mental wellness and resilience initiatives, how to organize them, and the many benefits they provide for individuals, children, families, non-profits, businesses, and the public sector nationwide.
  • U.S. federal, state, and local policies needed to foster and sustain community-based population-wide mental wellness and resilience initiatives nationwide.

Click here to register for the free webinar

Click here to register for the free webinar just for Canadians

 Click here to read the Executive Summary of the ITRC policy proposal

 Click here to read the full ITRC policy proposal

 Please Add Your Organizational or Individual Endorsement for The New ITRC Policy!

Please join over 50 organizations that have already endorsed the new ITRC policy framework including the American Public Public Health Association, American Association for Community Psychiatry, Health Care Without Harm, ACEs Connection Network, Prevention Institute, and Trauma Resource Institute, as well as over 175 mental health, climate, faith, social justice, disaster management, education, and other individual leaders that have already endorsed it!

 Click here to have your organization endorse the policy.

 Click here to personally endorse the policy.

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