Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

by Jonathan Lambert, NPR Year Published: 2019

Access To Parks In Childhood Associated With Better Adult Mental Health.  A study published Monday in the journal PNAS details what the scientists say is the largest investigation of the association between green spaces and mental health.  Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark found that growing up near vegetation is associated with an up to 55 percent lower risk of mental health disorders in adulthood.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/25/697788559/greener-childhood-associated-with-happier-adulthood