How Today’s Politics are Hurting Your Mental Health

January 6, 2021 — a day that will live on in infamy:

Politics can make us anxious, angry and depressed:

People become stressed when things are unstable:

Over-entitled, hypocritical politicians make us furious:

Hostile political discourse creates alienation and depression in the population:

We get sad, mad and scared when we feel powerless:

So what can you do?

  1. Minimize the time you spend watching or listening to the news, and shift your attention to positive activities.
  2. Take care of your mental well-being through meditation, creative pursuits, and spending time in nature.
  3. Talk to a loved one or to a professional when you’re feeling overwhelmed or so upset that you can’t get past it.
  4. Practice healthy skepticism and only believe what is factual and well-researched.
  5. Speak out when you’re upset or frustrated, through blogging or social activism, and vote when your vote needs to be counted.

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Marcia Sirota

Writer, speaker, MD, and author of the Short & Sweet Guides to Life book series