#20 - Green Space and Mental Health / An Indigenous Friends Association by Grad Life published on 2019-08-26T18:04:24Z Mental health issues and mood disorders like depression and anxiety are rising worldwide. So are urban populations. Being outdoors is said to make people happier, and Urban & Regional Studies PhD student Nadha Hassen hopes to better understand how urban green spaces affect people with mental health issues. PLUS: The Indigenous Friends Association builds and supports technology by, with, and for Indigenous peoples. Created through the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, it began life in 2015 as a mobile app that creates networks between Indigenous Youth and raises awareness of resources and counselling in local communities. Alejandro Mayoral Baños (PhD candidate in Communications and Cultures) discusses the initiative and its future.