A New Study Reveals that Urban Green Spaces May Be an Antidote to Depression

A recent study shows that symptoms of depression can be reduced for people who have access to green spaces. Researchers in Philadelphia transformed vacant lots in the city into green spaces and found that adults living near these newly planted areas reported decreased feelings of depression, with the biggest impact …

Climate Change Linked with Increased Suicide Rates

Climate change is likely to cause thousands of additional suicides in coming decades as the earth’s temperature soars, according to a new study. Global warming has already been implicated in the spread of diseases ranging from malaria to heart attacks, but its impact on mental health is less clear cut. Researchers examining the …

Spending Time Alone in Nature for Mental and Emotional Health

Today people live in a world that thrives on being busy, productive and overscheduled. Further, they have developed the technological means to be constantly connected to others and to vast options for information and entertainment through social media. For many, smartphones demand their attention day and night with constant notifications. …