Growing up near green space is good for your mental health as an adult
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Keywords: green space   mental health   psychology  
Being denied the sights, sounds and smells of nature during childhood is associated with an increased risk of mental health problems later in life, according to a new study.

Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark studied data on 1 million Danes born between 1985 and 2003. They found that growing up deprived of green space is associated with an up to 55% higher risk of mental illness.