Elections Are Bad for Your Health, Research Suggests

With the 2024 presidential elections in full swing, and a debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump scheduled for next week, we need to talk about voter health. Politics can be stressful, and research shows it can actually also harm your health. Some of us consume political content everyday, and terms like post-election stress disorder have been coined to describe common experiences of mental, emotional, and physical discomfort after a critical election. I wrote more about this in Teen Vogue with some tips on how to mitigate election-related health consequences, including:

  • Limiting media consumption, especially political content
  • Setting boundaries on where and when you have political discussions
  • Establishing policy to limit sensitive discussions in the workplace
  • Getting involved with issues that matter to you

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