Election Anxiety

10 suggestions from a clinical psychologist to make it through this stressful period of political division and constant flood of upsetting news stories.
When working with my clients and myself, I’ve found the following three essential strategies to be most effective in easing mid-term election anxiety and stress. 
Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

“If we lose, I just don’t know whether the country can survive,” my client said. “Things are getting too crazy.” I heard those words before. From clients of the opposite party. The upcoming election has become every American’s—Republicans and Democrats, therapists and clients— worry number one.