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Take action to beat eco-anxiety, and spread the word

Worried about climate change, some are joining global protests, while others are finding ways to turn anxiety into action

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These coordinated school protests, which have been held since February but formed last year, show that the worry has reached our future.

That climate change is a top topic of concern for today's youth, apart from issues such as jobs, education and body image, is also borne by the fact that mental health clinics are seeing a growing number of clients with eco-anxiety or ecological grief or climate change distress.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 14, 2019, with the headline Take action to beat eco-anxiety, and spread the word. Subscribe