People living near greenery stay away from mental problems, research
According to recent research, mental health problems in the United States are increasing day by day due to the increasing number of cases of depression and anxiety. There are a number of reasons for this problem, including the demands of the modern world, such as being constantly in touch, whether by email, phone or social media, environmental issues such as pollution.
This is not just one country problem, but researchers from around the world are currently researching this issue. Research at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, has found a connection between natural vegetation and improved mental health in youth. Research uses satellite data, collected from 1985 to 2013. It observed 900,000 people who lived near the vegetation.
Researchers examined the 16 mental disorders of the children included in this data. This test showed that people who spent most of their time from childhood to adolescence in the middle of the vegetation had less mental problems than others. The study also revealed that people who spent 10 years of their age in green areas were in good health when they were older.
People are constantly migrating to urban areas in search of a better life than the countryside. According to data released by the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Department, 55 percent of the world’s population lives in areas far away from self-created power, and that number will increase by 68 percent by 2050. According to Professor Janice Christine Swing, a researcher involved in this study, the focus should be on greening and making them healthier in urban population planning once the relationship between vegetables and mental health is proven. People will be able to live free of mental illness in the future.