We’ve Been Out Here: BIPOC Leadership Points the Way to Mental Health in Nature

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“Nature as medicine” is not a new or novel idea for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Communities of Color have been turning to nature for mental and physical healing since time immemorial. Not only do communities around the world use a variety of herbs and practices to address physical pain and injury, but there … Read more

Overcoming Bias in our Understanding of Nature and Mental Health

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Justice Outside spotlighted in National Recreation Foundation article From the piece: “There’s a lot of research supporting the idea that time in nature has a positive effect on our mental health. Exposure to green space decreases stress, boosts mood, and helps our bodies’ systems reset and rejuvenate. Nature is good for us. While this truism … Read more