‘Good Grief’ Counseling and ‘Climate Psychiatry Alliance’ Induce Youth Despair over Climate
Sept. 18, 2019 (EIRNS)—Doomsday cults predicting the end of the world in 12 years as a result of climate change are reportedly causing such bouts of depression, pessimism and anxiety among young people that new professions and organizations are emerging to specifically deal with the fabricated crisis, mostly by further brainwashing the “victims.”
In a Sept. 17 article, RT asked how long it will be before these “millenarian doomsday cults”—better called a version of the medieval Flagellants—start causing young people to commit suicide?
The same day, the Daily Beast documented the rise of “self-care” groups dealing with emotional problems among young people who are certain they have no future. (Daily Beast is part of “Covering Climate Now,” a network of some 300 news outlets to “emphasize” climate coverage for the week of Sept. 15-23.)
The Daily Beast points to last May’s “Catharsis on the Mall” in Washington, whose goal was “healing,” and holding “climate anxiety sessions” to address “feelings of despair, depression and anxiety” caused by fears of the future extinction of the world. The focus was on helping people come up with “coping mechanisms.”
Psychiatrists who belong to the newly-created “Climate Psychiatry Alliance” believe that “mental health is significantly impacted by the changing climate and requires more clinicians to be well-versed in the concerns of the activist community,” the Daily Beast reports. This outfit is building a network of “climate-aware therapists”—better called “shrinks”—to help distraught youth.
Then there’s the “Good Grief Network” set up and modeled on the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, only with ten steps people can follow to deal with their anxiety and depression. The tenth step is “action-oriented” to “help express climate anxiety in a positive way, while taking ‘the pressure off the individual to save the world,’ ” one organizer explains.
A Sunrise Movement organizer quoted by the Daily Beast remarked about the anxiety of young people, “people would say, ‘isn’t it great that the world is ending in 12 years?’ It’s in the back of people’s minds, and it’s constantly over our heads. There’s a real fear for the next generation. Thinking about the future, I can’t imagine planning for the future when we only have 12 years.”