Maine Youth for Climate Justice (MYCJ) is launching a recurring Mental Health, Climate Anxiety, & Burnout Support space for youth! We know that the realities of climate change can lead to anxiety and depression in the lives of young people. We also know that youth climate and environmental activists experience high rates of burnout and fatigue. MYCJ is providing this free, virtual, community space to help support youth and build community care.
Join this first call on Thursday September 15th from 6-7pm to help shape this space, provide input on the resources and topics you would like covered, and be in community with other youth. This space is open to any Maine Youth under the age of 30. You do not have to be a MYCJ member or identify as an activist to join. This will be a recurring group space, but there is no pressure to attend more than one call!
This space will be co-facilitated by Emily Burns M.A. LPCC, a Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, and Adrian Madanes, a peer mentor and student at Bates College. It is a non-clinical group, meaning it will be discussion, processing, and resource based. It is built by youth, for youth with the support of adult ally Dennis Kiley, founder of the EcoPsychology Initiative.
If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out to email@example.com.