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Greening vacant lots could reduce depression
by Shereen Lehman
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7 August 2018
On 7 August 2018 Reuters reported:
Planting new grass and trees and making other improvements to vacant lots may reduce neighbors' feelings of depression and worthlessness, a recent study suggests. Improving blighted areas could be an inexpensive way for communities to help address local mental health, say the authors. A commentary published with the study points out that a growing body of evidence ties contact with nature to health benefits.
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Where people live, and specifically the physical environment of their neighborhood, has an impact on their health, said South [study leader Dr. Eugenia South of the University of Pennsylvania].
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