Kristi Lopez

Feeling Election Stress? You're Not Alone

Published: Nov 1, 2016

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2016) — Are you stressed out about this year’s election? It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, Democrat or Republican – chances are the answer is yes.

 

According to new research from the American Psychological Association, more than 50 percent of American adults say this year’s election is a significant source of stress in their lives. Uncertainty about the future combined with a constant barrage of political conversation online, on TV, and with family and friends has many people anticipating Election Day with tension and anxiety.

 

Although it might seem minor, election season stress can lead to health-related side effects, including fatigue, headaches, upset stomach and tightness in your chest.

 

Check out our infographic for tips on how keep your stress in check this election season, and be sure to share it with friends and family members.

 

Next steps:

·        Looking for more ways to feel less stressed? Check out our tips to help you relax.

·        If you or someone you know is experiencing anxiety, depression or another mental health concern that is affecting daily life, UK Psychiatry may be able to help. Learn more about our services today.

 

Link to the UK HealthCare Blog, http://ukhealthcare.net/blog/election-season-stress/

 

Media Contact: Olivia McCoy, olivia.mccoy@uky.edu

 

 

tips_to_beat_election_season_stress.jpgelection_season_stress_infographic.jpg
November
 
 
1
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Tue
2
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
UK Horticulture Club Farm Market
UK Horticulture Club Farm Market
UK Horticulture Club Farm Market
Free HIV Screenings! #UKGYT
Student Sustainability Council Meeting
UFI Seminar: Urban Birds and Urban Habitats
Wed
3
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Thu
4
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia - Scientific & Poster Session
Fri
5
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia - Community Session
Sat
6
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Songs for Sound Hear the Music
Sun
7
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Mon
8
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Presidential Election Day - Academic Holiday
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Tue
9
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
NSE (National Student Exchange) information session
UK Horticulture Club Farm Market
Wed
10
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Thu
11
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Fri
12
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sat
13
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sun
14
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Mon
15
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
UK Women's Forum Board Meeting
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Tue
16
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
UK Horticulture Club Farm Market
Wed
17
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Thu
18
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
UK Senior Resource Fair
Fri
19
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sat
20
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sun
21
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Free Thanksgiving Break Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Mon
22
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Free Thanksgiving Break Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Tue
23
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Free Thanksgiving Break Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Wed
24
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Thu
25
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Fri
26
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sat
27
Let's Talk!
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Sun
28
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Mon
29
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Tue
30
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
NSE (National Student Exchange) Information Session
UK Horticulture Club Farm Market
Wed
 
 
 

Repeats every 7 days until Wed Dec 14 2016 .
Wed, 11/02/2016

Repeats every week until Wed Dec 14 2016 except Wed Nov 23 2016.
Wed, 11/02/2016

Wed, 11/02/2016

Reset Page