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Planting Trees on Vacant Urban Land ‘Reduces Feelings of Depression and Improves Overall Mental Health of Local Residents’ – The London Economic

Planting trees on vacant urban land can slash feelings of depression and improve the overall mental health of local residents, according to a new study. Researchers say that revitalising rundown and dilapidated areas of towns and…
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Parents Who Suffered Severe Trauma Throughout Childhood More Likely to Have Behavioral Problems with Children – The Tech Times

A new study suggests that parents who suffered traumatic experiences throughout their childhood have a higher risk of mental health and behavioral problems later in life. The study also found that these problems can also affect their children. Read…
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What Happens When Schoolchildren Live in Violent Neighborhoods? The Effects are Broader than Previously Known, a Study Finds – The Washington Post

Researchers have shown — and teachers know — that schoolchildren exposed to neighborhood violence can have a tougher time learning, experiencing more stress and depression than their peers growing up in safe neighborhoods. But a Johns…
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Global Mental Health Conference to Offer Solution to Crime – The Jamaica Observer

The University of West Indies' Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse will be holding its Global Mental Health Conference next weekend from March 31 to April 1st. The conference will include a keynote address “Worldwide…