The 21st Show

Stressed Out By Politics? You’re Not Alone


Illinois Public Media

Keeping up with the news can feel overwhelming for many people. According to the latest ‘Stress in America’ report from the American Psychological Association, Americans say various issues in the news—like health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election—are significant sources of stress.

With the 2020 Election less than a year away, what are some strategies to cope with the contentious discussions that is likely ahead? 

To learn more,  we spoke with Dr. Vaile Wright, director of the American Psychological Association and helped produce the 2019 Stress in America report and Professor Kevin Smith, a political scientist at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. 

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