Watch Boston 25 News- Dr. Kymberlee O'Brien Interviewed on the Mental Health Benefits of the Outdoors

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The Boston 25 News segment by Bob Dumas and Tucker Antico highlights the growing use of ecotherapy, where therapists conduct sessions outdoors to enhance mental health treatment. Patients find nature helps alleviate conditions such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Experts, including William James College Assistant Professor, Kymberlee O’Brien, emphasize the therapeutic benefits of fresh air, physical activity, and connection with nature, which counteract the negative effects of isolation and excessive screen time. Ecotherapy methods include walking, talking, animal-assisted therapy, and wilderness therapy.

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