DAEJEON, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A new healing program through forest walking has been effective in overcoming depressive symptoms caused by the coronavirus.
The Korea Forest Service (KFS) announced Wednesday that psychological stability among program participants rose from 66.97 points before the program to 71.27 points after the program.
The KFS began offering healing programs at the forest in May, after considering that the forest could become a safe haven from the coronavirus outbreak.
In addition, 10 public medical agencies have set up smart indoor gardens to allow visitors to rest and prevent fatigue.
A total of 13 national forest education institutions and healing facilities are also offering healing programs to vulnerable groups and health care workers in charge of fighting the pandemic.
As of October, 27 healing programs were held, inviting 1,045 participants. The numbers are expected to reach 2,000 people by the end of November.
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