Connections: How to have conversations with young people about climate anxiety
NPR recently reported that clinical anxiety affects a small, but growing number of children and teens. One source of anxiety is climate change.
This hour, we sit down with a pediatrician and a clinical psychiatrist to discuss how to have conversations about climate change with young people. We also hear from a local parent and climate change activist who shares her techniques and experience with this issue. In studio:
- Dr. Michael Scharf, M.D., associate professor of clinical psychiatry and chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center
- Dr. Sandra Jee, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and general pediatrician at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital
- Dr. Annalyn Gibson, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatry fellow
- Sue Hughes-Smith, parent, and member of the leadership team for the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition