It’s important to find ways to cope with election-related stress so it doesn’t take over your life. Here are some nonpartisan tips that can help prioritize your mental health before, during, and after election day.
Making yourself a priority is the ultimate form of self-care! Sometimes proper self-care includes seeking help to manage your symptoms of anxiety and depression. There are so many fears surrounding this novel pandemic. It’s OK to not be OK.
People suffering might feel a sense of crippling fear even when there’s no present threat. One small trigger can bring back all of the horror surrounding the initial trauma making it hard to function. PTSD affects around 8 million people a year in the US alone. Those who suffer have been far misunderstood because of the stigma surrounding mental health.