Britt is an author and researcher working at the forefront of climate change and mental health. She is the Lead of the Special Initiative of the Chair on Climate Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Stanford Medicine
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RADICAL HOPE IN A TIME OF FEAR
An impassioned generational perspective on how to stay sane amid climate disruption.
Climate and environment-related fears and anxieties are on the rise everywhere. As with any type of stress, climate anxiety can lead to lead to burnout, avoidance, or a disturbance of daily functioning.
In Generation Dread, Britt Wray seamlessly merges scientific knowledge with emotional insight to show how these intense feelings are a healthy response to the troubled state of the world. The first crucial step toward becoming an engaged steward of the planet is connecting with our climate emotions, seeing them as a sign of humanity, and learning how to live with them.
“A rare look at the internal work required to meaningfully confront the existential threats climate change poses to our institutions, our futures, and our selves. If you are ready to feel through eco-anxiety, grieve what’s lost, and imagine what comes next, read this courageous book.”
—Naomi Klein, author of On Fire and This Changes Everything
View Britt's TED talk on how climate change affects mental health
Britt regularly gives talks to diverse audiences on topics such as: the mental health impacts of the climate and wider ecological crisis, emotional strength training for the climate crisis, collective coping techniques, and climate psychology.