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Mental health and elections

On the 29th of May, we go to the polls. Over the next few weeks, we might feel overwhelmed by all the information, opinions, and emotions flying around.

Let’s make our voices heard at the polls and take care of ourselves along the way. Together, we can create positive change while staying mentally strong.

Fear of violence

Even though all our elections since 1994 have been free from violence, the scenes from 2021 are still quite fresh in many people’s minds, and uncertainty about possible violence can weigh heavily on our minds.  

The Emotional Rollercoaster

Elections can be thrilling, but they can also be stressful. The constant updates, debates, and discussions can lead to an information overload. For some, this can cause anxiety and stress, especially when the issues at stake are deeply personal.

The Power of Information

Staying informed is important, but it’s equally important to take care of our mental well-being. Finding a balance between staying updated and taking breaks from the news can help maintain a healthier state of mind

Social media plays a big role in how we experience elections. It can be a source of support and community, but it can also be a breeding ground for negativity and conflict. It’s crucial to engage in positive interactions and step away when needed.

We can all take steps to protect our mental health during election times. Whether it’s through self-care, seeking support, or engaging in positive community actions, we have the power to make a difference in our own lives and the lives of others.

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