I Started An Eco-Anxiety Support Group On My Local Nextdoor Page
So far I am the only member. I have yet to invite anyone else because I am not sure how to go about it.
The only thing I am fairly sure of is that I have what I believe to be a pretty serious case of eco-anxiety, and I feel like I could use some support.
It is not like I am alone in this, after all. We are all in it together. It is nonetheless weirdly awkward to finally come out about it.
I mean, I have been activity involved in climate change issues since the early nineties. I have put my body, career prospects, important relationships, and all that I thought I could take for granted on protest lines and in my work for decades. So it will come as little surprise to any who know and/or care about me to read I suffer from some form of ecological anxiety.
Yet, it feels weird and awkward to discuss my concerns in the terms of a condition, as though there is a cure for what ails me, when I am afflicted with the dread of leaving my son and others to live in a forcefully simplified environment, perhaps too degraded to sustain life in ways, as they say in divorce court, to which it has become accustomed.
What is said to be the cure, in fact - increased connection and direct action - is, too, I fear, merely more distraction from the reality of what the science and scientists are saying.
The “Truth” of it?
Help me out here... please?