Ways to cope with anxiety post-election

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Does the election season have you stressed, depressed or angry? Many people have searched for ways to cope with post-election anxiety.

According to the American Psychological Association, more than 60 percent of Americans said the election has caused significant stress.

Sanetra Moore with Hinds County Adult Services said people should stay connected socially and focus on what they can control.

“It’s nerve wracking at times, because you don’t know what’s going to happen. But in situations like this as long as you have done your part, just kind of relax and trust the process.”

Moore said engaging in physical activity helps improve mental health.

“I encourage to use some coping mechanisms as far as taking deep breaths, short walks and watching something funny on TV.”

She said to use the time of uncertainty to reconnect with people and things you enjoy.

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