Green Space and Mental Health

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Living near a park in your childhood may lead to better mental health as an adult.

Researchers studied nearly 30 years of satellite data showing the presence of green space around the childhood homes of nearly a million Danish people.

Those who grew up near a park were 55-percent less likely of developing a mental disorder when they were an adult.

And to get the most impact, researchers say the entire childhood must be surrounded near a park.

Researchers studied satellite data showing the presence of parks around homes from 1985-2013.
 

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