A Regular Dose of Nature May Improve Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Wiley Newsroom

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A study published in Ecological Applications suggests that nature around one’s home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An online questionnaire survey completed by 3,000 adults in in Tokyo, Japan, quantified the link between five mental-health outcomes (depression, life satisfaction, subjective happiness, self-esteem, and loneliness) and two measures of nature experiences (frequency of greenspace use and green view through windows from home).

Read more here: https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/A-Regular-Dose-of-Nature-May-Improve-Mental-Health-During-the-COVID-19-Pandemic/default.aspx 

Read the Ecological Applications paper: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.2248