Cox on how images of the BC floods can affect people’s mental health

Prof. Robin Cox headshot standing with forest behind her.

Prof. Robin Cox shared her thoughts with CBC Radio Cross Country Checkup and Morning News on how the effect of witnessing events like those in B.C. can have a profound effect on people, even if they aren’t directly affected.

Here is some of what she has to say:

“We are flooded with images and video of these events,” said Robin Cox, program head of Climate Action Leadership and director of a research lab called Resilience by Design. “That can make people very anxious. People can also potentially see themselves in that situation if they also live in a flood risk area, for example, or if they’ve had previous events happen.”

Read the CBC Radio Cross Country Checkup full story.

Read the Morning News full story.