Mind First Foundation
"[H]onestly Pokemon go is probably going to help a lot with people who have depression," wrote Tumblr user The Awesome Adventurer. "[B]ecause rather than laying in bed all day we are getting up and going outside and actually enjoying ourselves."
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"A 2015 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a small group of people who walked around in nature for 90 minutes showed a reduction in negative thinking. However, the researchers asked a second group of people to walk in the city, and the people who walked around in the city demonstrated no change in their negative thinking.
In 2014, the Journal of Experimental Psychology published a study that found a connection with walking and creative thinking. The researchers found that 'compared with an urban walk, a walk in nature restored people’s previously exhausted attentional capacities, resulting in improved performances at difficult tasks when no longer walking. There are also additional calming effects.'"