this video is great and definitely worth showing to anyone saying “just do some exercise and eat more veg”
i really like the specific examples given such as the people on the side of the building that faced nature having 23% less mental health problems as those on the side who were not facing nature
tw: mentions of rape and assault
i’d be interested in a discussion around what we can do to improve the world, to try and make it a better place and to have less mental health problems across society
couple of the many things mentioned in the video
- if you feel controlled at work, you’re much more likely to become depressed
- if you don’t regularly get to see the natural world, you’re much more likely to become depressed
sure, i don’t doubt either of those - but how can we actually get everyone working in jobs that don’t fuck their health up? how can we ensure that everyone does actually get access to nature?
i’m putting this in a separate thread as i think the rolling mental health thread should be left for people to talk about their personal experiences and ask for help if appropriate, here we can talk at a wider level about how to change society overall?