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When Wildfires Strike

Supporting mental health in affected communities

When wildfires are at your community’s door, there’s only one thing to do: evacuate. As communities are uprooted and fires are being fought, people are put under extreme stress that leads to both short- and long-term mental health impacts.

Under climate change, we’ll be seeing more and more wildfires, so it’s vital that we address the links between wildfires and mental health.

In this video, we hear from experts and evacuees about what’s needed to tackle the social implications of wildfires. We can build more robust health systems, better manage our forests, and create resilient communities that are ready to take on the challenge of climate change.