Pollution and climate change causing you stress or making you depressed
Tania Vessels says that large quantities of coconut in a store were a catalyst for one of those many environmental crises.
South Africa based in Hong Kong said, “I have been paralyzed and neglected, there are a million thoughts in my mind – I was really nervous,” there was a public talk on the subject. “I felt that when I went to the supermarket, I felt a lot of plastic users.
According to a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Games Association 2018, one in every three in Hong Kong suffers from stress, anxiety or depression, while in 2016 a study found that more than one in 10 elderly people in Hong Kong had depression Symptoms have appeared or even the initial symptoms of suicide.
Behavior Like most places, there is no data in the city which directly connects the concerns and stresses of environmental issues.
In the clinical and statistical manual of the American Psychiatric Association for mental disorders, environmental concerns have not been listed, which is the standard of gold for mental health assessment.
The main research on this topic was a report released by the American Psychiatric Association in 2017, in which a study investigating the impact of climate change on human psychology was supported with EcoMerica Environmental Charity to issue “mental health change” Was there.
“We can say that a significant proportion of people are suffering from stress and anxiety about the potential impact of climate change, and the level of concern is definitely rising,” Susan Clayton, co-author of the report, Worcester College, Ohio In a professor of psychology and environmental studies says.
The 45-year-old whist says that there is a wide variation in the level of environmental concern, and the most stress and depression, which has largely lost life and homes due to natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods.
However, it is of increasing importance, she says, “In the background, a slow, silent puff is not about losing your home, but about the more-wasting information.”
With the saturation of media reports on issues such as climate change and plastic pollution, with the images of smoke-burning coal chimneys and polar bears, which are trapped on small pieces of ice and plastic waves washed on the beach, about environmental problems Plays a major role in removing anxiety.
In February of this year, an academic letter on climate change became viral because its predictions were very bleak, it was told that people were sent for medical treatment.
Another dangerous report was released in 2018, when the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted that humans could see large environmental disasters such as famine and large scale forest fires at the beginning of 2040.
Earlier this month, another report from the World Wide Web – a study by researchers from Newcastle University in Australia and commissioned by the WWF – found that we had about five grams of fine plastic per week (about the same weight) Accounts as credit cards).
Instead of feeling frustrated and discouraged by environmental depression and depression, Wessels advises people to interact.
“Join community groups so that you can share ideas about sustainability and help solve the solutions of environmental problems, a group that gives people such as fashion.
Vessels says that their menstruation system not only comes from aligning themselves with the same people, but also through art.
She regularly collaborates with Hong Kong’s British-born photographer, Alex Makaro, and organizes photo exhibitions about the couple’s town (last week, a show in the joint working area at Lee Garden Three in Causeway Bay).
The pair constructed fashion buds with plastic buds. As a follow up of zero-waste traffic, Vessels also refused to buy new clothes in the last two years, opposing the fashion industry, the world’s second largest contaminant.
According to Greenpeace, more than 80 billion clothing is produced worldwide every year. But soon after, three out of four clothes end up in a landfill or burn them. Only a quarter will be recycled.
“When I go to a place like the Spanish fashion retailer Zara, usually for air deception, I do not see shelves and shelves of pieces of cheap, unpleasant and harmless wardrobe, which I see is the shelves of clothes and colors is.
“I am also thinking about all the things that are done in those clothes, not just the costs on the planet at human costs.
His concern is real.
According to a report of the Environment Protection Administration 2017, every day, Hong Kong sends 15,500 tonnes of garbage to the city’s landfill.
As a statement on the food industry, Wessels and Macrons rescued the plastic used in packaged food from the supermarket for a week, and wrapped it in a ball.