Too much bad news can make you sick

( CNN) With every news alert or transgressing tale, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on our environment but also on our mental health.

In the past year, hurricanes battered communities around the globe, a monster earthquake wreaked havoc in Mexico, the American West erupted in flames and continues to burn, there have been more school shootings, and the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea is pouring lava into the Pacific Ocean, threatening the lives and homes of residents.

According to the National Center for Environmental Information, the United States experienced 16 weather and climate disasters last year, with loss outstripping $ 1 billion and total costs of approximately $306 billion — their own nationals record.

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