Today, 1 in 5 New Yorkers suffers from a mental health issue. Research shows that just 10 minutes in a natural setting can help reduce anxiety and stress, improve people's moods, and even treat mild to moderate depression. The City Parks Foundation has launched the Nature Heals NYC campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of local parks on our mental well-being. Learn more at NatureHealsNYC.com
City Parks Foundation is dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Their programs – located in hundreds of parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City – reach thousands of people each year. Their ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.