Watch video: Get outside for a natural mood boost

September 13, 2023 Swedish Behavioral Health Team

In this article: 

  • A Swedish behavioral health expert explains the many ways spending time outdoors benefits our brains, as well as our bodies. 
  • Getting outside and spending time in nature engages all of our five senses, and helps foster a sense of calm and tranquility. 
  • The Pacific Northwest is the perfect place to immerse ourselves in the incredible beauty of the natural world. 

Did you know that a quick and easy way to lift your mood is right outside your door?  In this video, Providence Swedish behavioral health expert Kelsey Smith, LICSW, explains the many benefits for our mental and physical health that come with spending time outdoors. 

Learn more and find a provider

If you have questions about behavioral health services or would like to schedule an appointment, contact Swedish Behavioral Health. Whether you require an in-person visit or want to consult a doctor virtually, you have options.

Swedish Virtual Care connects you face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your symptoms, provide instruction, and follow up as needed. If you need to find a provider, you can use our provider directory.

Join our Patient and Family Advisory Council.

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional’s instructions.

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Whether it's stress, anxiety, dementia, addiction or any number of life events that impede our ability to function, mental health is a topic that impacts nearly everyone. The Swedish Behavioral Health Team is committed to offering every-day tips and clinical advice to help you and your loved ones navigate mental health conditions.

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