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Author Rakow, Donald Andrew, 1951- author.

Title Nature Rx : improving college-student mental health / Donald A. Rakow and Gregory T. Eells.

Publication Info. Ithaca, New York : Comstock Publishing Associates, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.8900835 R137n 2019    ---  Available
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Description 95 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The mental health crisis on US campuses -- The proven benefits of spending time in nature -- Developing a nature Rx program on a college campus -- Nature Rx programs on four university campuses -- The role of nature Rx programs in the future of higher education -- Appendix A: UC Davis arboretum and public garden nature Rx course syllabus -- Appendix B: Cornell nature Rx club: spring activities.
Summary "While ensuring the mental health of students is an increasing challenge for college and university administrators and counseling centers, Nature Rx programs can be a key component of a comprehensive wellness system"-- Provided by publisher.
"The Nature Rx movement is changing campus life. Offering alternative ways to deal with the stress that students are under, these programs are redefining how to provide students with the best possible environment in which to be healthy, productive members of the academic community. In Nature Rx, Donald A. Rakow and Gregory T. Eells summarize the value of nature prescription programs designed to encourage college students to spend time in nature and to develop a greater appreciation for the natural world. Because these programs are relatively new, there are many lessons for practitioners to learn; but clinical studies demonstrate that students who regularly spend time in nature have reduced stress and anxiety levels and improved mood and outlook. In addition to the latest research, the authors present a step-by-step formula for constructing, sustaining, and evaluating Nature Rx programs, and they profile four such programs at American colleges. The practical guidance in Nature Rx alongside the authors' vigorous argument for the benefits of these programs for both students and institutions places Rakow and Eells at the forefront of this burgeoning movement." -- Publisher's description
Subject College students -- Mental health -- United States.
Nature -- Psychological aspects.
Outdoor recreation -- Psychological aspects.
Nature, Healing power of.
Mental Health. (DNLM)D008603
Students -- psychology. (DNLM)D013334Q000523
Universities. (DNLM)D014495
Nature. (DNLM)D019368
College students -- Mental health. (OCoLC)fst00868023
Nature, Healing power of. (OCoLC)fst01034728
Nature -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01034591
Outdoor recreation -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01049188
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Self-help publications.
Added Author Eells, Gregory T., 1967-2019, author.
ISBN 9781501715280 paperback ; alkaline paper
1501715283 paperback ; alkaline paper
9781501715297 (e-book epub/mobi)
9781501715303 (e-book pdf)

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