Climate change, unlike the Covid pandemic, insidiously, incrementally slithers into our lives. Our children and grandchildren will face the subsequent challenges. We can counter those challenges with everyday actions and this gives us hope. The climate crisis, however, will continue to evoke fear, anger, guilt, shame, grief, loss, and helplessness, especially in our children.

On Thursday, March 3, from 7-8:30pm, Dr. Kelsey Hudson, child/adolescent Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, will discuss the psychological response to climate change. This event is targeted to students and young adults but parents, grandparents, caregivers, and the general public — are all welcome. Learn how climate change impacts our mental health, common reactions, and actionable strategies for coping. Dr. Hudson will also provide additional resources. You may send advance questions to


Dr. Kelsey Hudson is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance – North America (CPA-NA) and leads the Youth Focus and Outreach Subcommittee through the CPA-NA. In 2021, Dr. Hudson received a certificate in Climate Change and Health, Yale School of Public Health and opened a private practice specializing in treating climate distress.

Special thanks to the Wellesley Board of Health, Sustainable Wellesley, and Wellesley Green Schools.