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Petitioning President, American Counseling Association - ACA (2013-2014) Cirecie A. West-Olatunji and 5 others

Mental Health Professionals and Organizations: Respond to Psychological Impacts of Climate Change, Environmental Destruction and Economic Shifting.

An Open Letter to Mental Health Care Professionals, Workers and Organizations

Dear Colleague:

As an advocate for your clients and our profession please take this opportunity to exercise your influence and add your voice to the chorus calling for sanity and action to recognize climate change as the most important mental health issue we have ever faced. Please become a signatory to this open letter as one aspect of your empowerment through action.

The attached letter represents an effort by the Therapist’s Council for Environmental and Economic Consciousness to bring the psychological effects of climate change and converging issues into focus in our profession.

Sign on to this petition letter as an indication of your support for what is arguably the biggest issue of our time and, indeed, the history of humankind. 

When you sign, please use your credential initials and/or title (e.g. LMHC, LCSW, M.D., PysD, PhD, Intern, Director, Case Manager, S.A. Specialist, etc.). Comments to decision makers are welcome.

We will circulate the letter to various professional organizations, publications, governmental departments, politicians, mental health and social service agencies, social networks as appropriate.  Please forward this petition on to colleagues, networks, etc.  

For the full annoted version of the letter visit our facebook page: Therapists' Council for Environmental and Economic Consciousness.

To contact us with comment or question or get assistance in forming your own local therapist’s circle at We will not give, sell or offer your email address to anyone.

 In gratitude for this opportunity to act on behalf of Community Earth, we are

Therapist's Council for Environmental and Economic Consciousness



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This petition was delivered to:
  • President, American Counseling Association - ACA (2013-2014)
    Cirecie A. West-Olatunji
  • President-Elect, ACA (2013-2014)
    Robert L. Smith
  • Past-President, ACA (2013-2014)
    Bradley T. Erford
  • ACA Executive Director
    Richard Yep
  • Director, Division of Extramural Activities, NIMH, NIH
    Jane A. Steinberg, Ph.D.
  • Director, National Institute of Mental Health
    Dr Thomas Insel

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