Making the Connection: Mental Health and Nature

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The above infographic was created by Nikki Hermann, an intern with SGMF member organization The Wilderness Society. She’s been working on outreach to mental health professionals, asking for support of our efforts to preserve and improve the San Gabriel Mountains for the benefit of our communities.

“​I have personally found solace in nature—going outdoors is a way for me to get away from the stresses of daily life and remind myself about what is truly important to me in this world, ” she said. “To now see so much research showing the power of nature gives me hope for the future of our cities and the well-being of our communities.”

Below, some recent stories about how nature is beneficial to mental wellness.

How Walking in Nature Changes The Brain (New York Times)

Researchers Find Walking in Nature Provides Mental Health Benefits (The Stanford Daily)

Nature Walks Improve Mental Health by Helping People Avoid Rumination (Medical Daily)

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health And What You Can Do About It (Huffington Post)

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