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Elections can be stressful.
A recent poll conducted for the American Psychological Association found roughly 68 percent of survey respondents reported feeling stressed about the presidential election.
In 2016, just over half of survey respondents reported feeling stressed about the election.
The level of stress varied among different demographics. For example, those with chronic health conditions reported feeling more stressed than those without chronic health conditions (39 percent vs. 28 percent). In 2016, 49 percent of Black
Americans surveyed said they were stressed over the elections. In 2020, the number jumped to 71 percent, according to the survey.
As elections draw to a close and we learn the results, Elizabeth Hill, LCPC, Linden Oaks Supervisor of Rehab Services and licensed clinical professional counsellor, offers some advice about how to lower your stress levels as it relates to elections and the politics of the day.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress, you may need some extra support. Talk to your doctor about seeking help from a professional.
Get support from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.
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