Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg

  • Green spaces provide well-being
  • Geist Heidelberg, In dialogue

Experts assume that around 40 percent of the population will suffer from a mental illness requiring treatment at some point in their lives. It is therefore all the more important that the methods of psychiatry and psychotherapy are further developed and socially recognized. According to psychiatrist Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, we can easily do something ourselves: Get out into nature. His research shows that contact with nature has a significant effect on the psyche. The visual effect alone has a positive impact: anyone who sees green spaces already feels better.

In an interview with Joachim Müller-Jung (FAZ), Meyer-Lindenberg explains why this is so and what follows from it for urban planning and, above all, for city dwellers.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg is director of the Central Institute of Mental Health and director of the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Mannheim. He is one of the most cited scientists in his field.

As part of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

Foto: ZI Mannheim

Ticket Prices (plus fees)

Regular price 11,90 €
Reduced price 9,90 €
Member price 6,90 €

Box Office at a premium