Recognizing Election Stress and the Importance of Self-Care
Though the polls have closed, many are still feeling the exhausting effects of the campaigns, COVID and racial unrest. Here is a great list of self-care and conversation resources to help get us through these challenging times.
Recognition of Trauma & Stress, Related to the Election:
- 2020 Presidential Election a Source of Significant Stress for More Americans than 2016 Presidential Race
- Be Aware. This is a Trauma Election. What You Should Know.
- Don’t Give In to Election Stress Disorder
Discussing the Election with Young People:
- How to Talk About the Election With Your Kids
- 9 Tips for Talking About the Outcome of the Election With Kids
- Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics
Coping / Activities for Post-Election Self-Care:
- Election Distractor
- How to Cope with Election-Related Stress
- If in the Chicagoland area, visit one of the many outside spaces to relax and unwind.
Grab some crayons, markers or colored pencils and do some coloring.
Go for a walk and collect a few pretty fall leaves and turn them into art.
Light a candle at home or virtually for you and/or a loved one.
Self-Care while Dealing with Racial Injustice:
- Racial Injustice and Self-Care
- Racial Stress and Self-care: Parent Tip Tool
- 5 Tips for Self-Care in the Face of Racial Injustice