I can’t remember an election that I didn’t pay attention to (or worry about).
But there’s something different in 2020. I’ve never felt so on edge.
This election has driven a wedge between my family members who disagree about who the next president should be.
I find it difficult to listen to the news, but my husband hates turning it off. Both of us are easily set off by upsetting headlines.
This isn’t unique to me or my family.
A lot of us are feeling the effects of the endless political news cycle and the stress it causes.
It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed, helpless, and anxious when it feels like the fate of our country is so precarious.
A 2019 survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 56 percent of respondents felt stressed about the upcoming election.
A 2020 survey conducted by CARAVAN on behalf of The Maple Counseling Center, a nonprofit mental health organization, found that 52 percent of respondents believe their mental health has suffered due to the 2020 presidential election.
That number rises to 64 percent when considering Gen Zers and 57 percent when it comes to millennials.
Meanwhile, another […]