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While many are aware of the environmental effects of climate change, and how that will physically effect humans, discussion surrounding the mental health impacts of climate change remains relatively quiet.

Those living in remote and rural areas are more likely to suffer from these mental health issues as they are exposed to both direct and indirect risk factors associated with such issues.

This increased likelihood is evident when looking at Australian farmers, who are not only suffering from the direct trauma associated with an unseasonable drought but also from the loss of homes and loss of income that this extreme weather event causes.

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