Monday, March 7, 2016

THE EFFECTS OF URBAN LIVING ON THE MIND


Urban living is a relatively recent phenomena considering how long mankind has been around and it is not always all it is cracked up to be; it has some serious impacts on mental health according to the latest research. Do your research and find out what these effects are, why they emerge and how to deal with them.
Podcast
Video to watch and make notes on
Reading material to make notes on:
·         Sick cities: why urban living can be bad for your mental health http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/feb/25/city-stress-mental-health-rural-kind
·         Urbanization and mental health http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2996208/

Videos to watch and make notes on
The videos focus on solutions
·         For your mental health, get back in touch with nature http://www.theage.com.au/comment/for-your-mental-health-get-back-in-touch-with-nature-20141222-12cnv2.html

·         Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-green-spaces-mental-health-benefits.html

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