Stress

Your Brain on the 2016 Election and What to Do About It

There is a great deal of anger and fear in our country right now. There is a huge divide. People are scared. With the news and social media full of fear-inducing and anger-inducing messages, we are in a state of heightened alarm. 

What does this do to our health? For many, this election is stressful on a traumatic level. With chronic stress, the nervous system is in a perpetual flight-or-fight mode which wreaks havoc on our emotional and physical bodies. We may be having more depression, anxiety, headaches, stomach issues, and illness. Even if we feel removed and disconnected from the election, we are still impacted by the environment we're exposed to.