Managing Election Stress

Author: Katrina Conrad

Courtesy of the JED Foundation

If you've found recent political campaigns and the election to be emotionally challenging and dramatic, here are a few tips for you to manage the stress. Click the Jed Foundation link for descriptive details: 

  • Stick to your routine.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Engage in pleasurable and meaningful activities.
  • Limit your social media time.
  • Limit substance use.
  • Limit political debate and argument.
  • Spend time with supportive friends and family.

If you have tried these steps but are still feeling very stressed, down, or in despair, you should consider seeking help from a mental health professional.  Visit to learn more about counseling services at Notre Dame.