Is Voting Stressing You Out?

These next 24 hours are on everyone’s mind, and here at Pua Mohala, we are no exception. As educators and mental health professionals, we just want to do a check in with our followers and to address some concerns and self care tips that will help navigate all of us through these rough political waters.

Are you feeling anxious? If you answer yes then know you are not alone. The spring 2019 Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll found that voters between the ages of 18 and 29 are experiencing anxiety and have increasingly voiced concern about the moral direction of the United States. Conducted by the Harvard Public Opinion Project, the biannual poll surveyed more than 3,000 individuals nationwide. The survey also revealed that the youth vote will likely play a significant role in the 2020 presidential election.

According to a New York Times article posted today Nov.2, 2020 entitled: Peak Anxiety? Here Are 10 Ways to Calm Down:” The stress has consumed both sides of the political aisle. A poll released by the American Psychological Association showed that 76 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans are finding the 2020 election to be a significant source of stress.