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Recent Winter Storms Can Spur Eco-Anxiety, Especially Among Young People

Blue Shield of California Director of Behavioral Health Dr. Nicole Stelter was recently featured on Sacramento’s CapRadio, commenting on climate change, its effects on children, and the phenomenon known as “Eco-Anxiety.”

The story was first conceptualized by reporter Srishti Prabha during a series of extreme heat waves in California last year and became more relevant in the past couple of weeks after several inches of rain fell on much of California and several feet of snow in the Sierra.

Dr. Stelter was asked to speak about some of the findings in last year’s Blue Shield of California NextGen Climate Survey, specifically the effects climate change events were having on the mental health of young people.

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