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Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health

Donald Rakow and Gregory T. Eells


College students today display disturbing levels of stress, depression, and other psychological conditions. The reasons for this rise in mental health problems are many, from increased reliance on electronic technology, the related prevalence of social isolation, and anxiety regarding societal ills. College and university counselling centers are challenged to address student demand for psychological services, with many counseling directors having to reduce the number of visits for non-crisis patients to cope with the increasing number of clients. While more serious mental health problems will ... More

Keywords: Stress, depression, social isolation, mental well-being, natural settings, Nature Rx, colleges and universities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501715280
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501715280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Rakow, author
Cornell University

Gregory T. Eells, author
Cornell University