Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a practicing general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, is an expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate change. In 2011 she co-authored “The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the U.S. – Why the US Mental Health System Is Not Prepared”.
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Turmoil over events such as police violence and protests can spur what the authors call “emotional inflammation.” (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)READ NOW
LVS Is an experienced and effective public speaker on a range of mental health issues which affect our wellbeing. In her many different and original presentations, designed specifically with the audience in mind, she emphasizes interactive dialogues and small group engagements to enliven the experience of learning about issues that are important to them. In this day of tumultuous breaking news, she also knows how to calm us down - by helping us identify and unpack our reactor types and foster better relationships by showing us how to better understand each other.
Hidden in plain sight but not always in our consciousness, she shares a menu of natural remedies we can use to restore our emotional equilibrium. And weaving in the latest in 21st Century neuroscience - she will share the essentially untold story of why, as we seek to address social justice issues while finding purpose to define our lives, going from being a bystander to an upstander has proved to be the “magic sauce”.