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Thursday, April 20, 2023
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

The Nature Connection: Collaborating to bring ecotherapy to your community

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, join Mental Health America for this interactive webinar focused on exploring ecotherapy. This session will discuss a brief history of ecotherapy, summarize research on the physical and mental health impacts of nature exposure, look at different types of ecotherapy activities, and address why ecotherapy is vital for addressing climate grief and anxiety.

Join us for this free, 60-minute webinar where we will:

  • Describe ecotherapy, its history, and potential activities.
  • Explore the benefits of cross-disciplinary collaboration to support mental health and well-being.
  • Learn about potential tools and programs to replicate ecotherapy or place-based supports for well-being in your own communities.

When joining this session – please have a writing utensil and piece of paper on hand to participate in the interactive activity.

Meet the speaker

Marissa Byers (she/her) is passionate about connecting people with the natural environment to improve mental health and well-being and inspire climate action. She graduated from Butler University with an environmental studies degree in 2018. Byers was a 2021-2022 MHA Young Mental Health Leaders Council member. Her current collaborative work aims to help college students work with the natural resources around them and get outside to connect with themselves, others, and their environments. Learn more at