Climate activism isn’t making young people anxious. Climate change is | Natasha Abhayawickrama

There is no feeling like marching with thousands of my peers, united in our demand for real action. It’s what gives us hope

Coalition MPs have recently suggested an increase in funding for school chaplains to help young people dealing with mental health issues spurred on by “global warming alarmism”.

As a young woman residing in western Sydney, I’ve seen the impacts of the urban heat island effect. I have seen the floods, and every summer I’m terrified for my safety due to bushfires. My anxieties and those of thousands of young people in Australia are real, and they will not be alleviated by school chaplains.

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Category: Mental Health