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Climate crisis is a major social determinant of health and mental health. Psychiatric conditions and other mental health impacts often emerge from and/or are affected by climate crisis. Building community resilience is a key component in the public mental health effort to address the health risks associated with climate crisis. Dr. David Pollack discusses ways mental health professionals can play a role in speaking out about these threats, advocate for rational policies to address the threats to health posed by climate crisis, and facilitate recovery from the immediate and longer term climate crisis related disasters.