Feeling stressed, anxious, helpless? All of these emotions are typical for the uncertain time surrounding the elections. During the 2016 presidential elections, nearly 52 percent of Americans suffered from mental stress. According to the American Psychological Association, the presidential election is one of the primary sources of stress, depression and anxiety for more than 70 percent of US adults in 2020.
This added stress, combined with a pandemic and civil unrest leaves many of us feeling helpless and concerned for the future. Managing these emotions with self-care tools can help us maintain mental health and survive during these times.
Read on for self-care tools that will help you manage feelings of uncertainty throughout election time and through other stressful times.