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Growing up around green spaces such as parks, forests and fields could lower the risk of adult mental health issues, says a study published recently in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark studied satellite imagery combined with health and demographic data from a Danish citizen registry to isolate the effects of nature from other factors such as socioeconomic status.

They then compared the risk of developing 16 different mental health disorders (from alcoholism to schizophrenia) in adulthood with how much green space surrounded each residence.

Researchers found that growing up near vegetation is associated with a 15 percent to 55 percent lower risk of mental health disorders in adulthood.

Additionally, numerous other studies have found that green space contributes to healthy living in various ways. The nonprofit Project EverGreen lists some of these studies’ findings in its LifeStyle Benefit Fact Sheet found at https://projectevergreen.org/resources/lifestyle-benefits-of-green-spaces/.

It shows that green spaces can reduce stress, create a close-knit and safe community by providing areas for social interaction, and even reduce symptoms in children with ADHD.

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Family Movie Night

“Robin Hood”

Rated: PG-13

Length: 1 hr 56 mins

Synopsis: The action-adventure “Robin Hood” has Taron Egerton in the titular role as a war-hardened Crusader (alongside Jamie Foxx as his Moorish commander) who mounts an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.


Book Report

“Good Night, Wind”

Ages: 4-8 years

Pages: 32

Synopsis: Winter Wind flies into a rage after searching unsuccessfully for a place to sleep until two children together help it find a resting place. Gentle language coupled with intricate photo-illustrations of collage dioramas tell this sweet story about empathy and friendship that is based on a Yiddish folktale.

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Did You Know

The last week of February is Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week. This year’s theme, chosen by the National Eating Disorders Association, is “Come As You Are.”

Traditionally eating disorders are associated with thin, white women and are seen as a lifestyle choice or decision. The 2019 awareness theme rejects this stereotype and send “a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that their stories are valid.”

Back in October, the NEDA and the Binge Eating Disorder Association merged to improve access to services and support across the entire spectrum of these illnesses and unify the communities.

More than 20 million women and 10 million men have suffered from eating disorders at some point in their life and EDs have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder, according to the NEDA.

Walks have been organized to bring awareness to the disease and more than 100 iconic landmarks in cities across the country will be lit up in NEDA’s signature blue and green colors throughout the week.

For more information, including a eating disorder screening tool for ages 13 and older, visit https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

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