Sexual Assault Prevention
At this point we have been living through a global pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, for a significant portion of the year. The distress caused by the disruption in our lives as a result of COVID-19 has been an ongoing strain emotionally, mentally and physically. Add to that the racial turmoil, unsteady economy, and climate change that has fueled widespread wildfires and other natural disasters. 2020 has been a year to reckon with.
We are now approaching, one of the most divisive presidential election in decades. The result is an accumulation of allostatic load that will further impact our health and wellbeing. If the election that is just around the corner is causing you stress, you are not alone. According to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association, 68% of U.S. adults say the 2020 U.S. presidential election is a significant source of distress in their lives. The survey also found that regardless of political affiliation, majorities say that the election is a significant source of stress (76% of Democrats, 67% of Republicans and 64% of Independents).
Here are some evidence-based strategies that the American Psychological Association has offered to help people manage their stress related to this election:
Below are some university resources that are available to you:
Here are some self-care resources you can use anytime to manage stress: