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Tue Feb 26, 2019, 09:48 AM

Growing up near green spaces is linked to better mental health

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/growing-up-near-green-spaces-is-linked-to-better-mental-health-hgrrhlgxv

Growing up near green spaces is linked to better mental health

Children who grow up in greener surroundings have a greatly reduced risk of developing mental illnesses later in life, research suggests.

A study that tracked almost a million people found that those who were raised among the lowest levels of green space were as much as 55 per cent more likely to develop disorders such as substance abuse, stress-related illnesses and schizophrenia.

A leafy childhood environment was as strongly linked to a person’s mental health as their family history of mental illness and only slightly less than their parents’ socio-economic status.....

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imwithfred Feb 26 OP
rampartb Feb 26 #1
Squeek Feb 26 #2
TheShoe Feb 26 #3
Currentsitguy Feb 26 #4

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 09:51 AM

1. seems pretty obvious

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 06:59 PM

2. Yep...

I live in a rural area surrounded by trees....wouldn't want to live anywhere else.


The city sucked and made me depressed

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Response to Squeek (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 08:30 PM

3. I dont know

I grew up on the south side of chi. The scouts got me outside as a youth. I developed a great appreciation of wilderness, grew up to sit on boards of land conservation non profits and now live within easy reach of and take advantage of our wild lands.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 09:32 PM

4. This is why most people in cities are nuts.

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