The Space Needle is visible through a sculpture on Monday, August 20, 2018, at Kerry Park in Seattle. Heavy smoke from wildfires has returned to the Seattle area.
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The Space Needle is visible through a sculpture on Monday, August 20, 2018, at Kerry Park in Seattle. Heavy smoke from wildfires has returned to the Seattle area.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

How climate change can affect your mental health

Kim Malcolm talks with Dr. Lise Van Susteren about climate grief: the mental and emotional toll of climate change.

Van Susteren is a psychiatrist based in Washington, D.C. and the co-founder of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance. She says the growing threat of climate change can lead to anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and other mental health issues.

This interview is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

Listen to the interview by clicking the play button above.