mental health

Northwestern University
As the COVID-19 pandemic increased the nationwide prevalence of common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, and Chicagoans turned to community gardening to counteract the symptoms last summer.
Interview with ESF students discussing their education
Interview with ESF students discussing their education
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Interview with ESF students discussing what their education means to them.
Two individuals perched contemplatively on a rocky pier.

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, Connecticut (2021) (Zoey England/University of Connecticut).

University of Connecticut
Although ecoanxiety impacts all ages, its influences are disproportionately felt among young people. These feelings, compounded in many by COP26’s resolution, make prioritizing mental well-being as a climate activist paramount.
Columbia University
The pandemic should be a golden opportunity to change the way we think about mental illness. So far, it hasn’t been.

Thru-hiking the almost 2,200 mile-long Appalachian Trail is the challenge of a lifetime, but rewards are plentiful along the way. Outstanding views such as this one on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, await hikers ambitious enough to take the trek. (Photo courtesy of Audrey Aug)

Northwestern University
The 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail draws thousands every year to attempt a thru-hike. How are would-be hikers reacting to COVID-19 interfering with plans they've been working on for months — or years?
George Washington University
Research published by PLOS One on March 20 poses a challenge to Sustainable Development Goal 3 as findings suggest that higher temperatures decrease the quality of our mental health.
Photos courtesy GWU
Founding Director, Planet Forward
Dr. James Phillips, chief of disaster and operational medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences discusses the reality of reopening the country without widespread testing available.

Milken Institute School of Public Health Dean Lynn Goldman is this week's podcast guest. (George Washington University)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
Continuing the limited podcast series Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic, we talk with George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Dean Lynn Goldman.

In times of crisis, whether our current pandemic or a natural disaster, how should social scientists manage their research of human subjects? (Lisa Shoning-Young/Creative Commons)

Research Director for Sustainable GW | George Washington University
Given the ongoing crisis, many faculty and researchers are launching projects that deal with disasters. But a key question for social scientists working with human research subjects is how to conduct research in these conditions.

(Photo by Hana Hancock)

George Washington University
Even if we can't always make it outside, there are proven ways we can keep our spirits up during physical distancing.

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