In 2020, Americans felt the heavy effects of a pandemic, racial tensions and economic tragedy. This November, US voters are looking to those in Congress and in the White House to lead the country, protect the courts and make progress on issues like climate change, health care, racial justice and a post-COVID economy.
The 2020 election determines who those leaders are—and not just in Congress or in the White House. With 435 House seats, 35 Senate seats, and 13 gubernatorial seats to fill, more is at stake than ever. Please click here for an analysis of the 2020 election results* and what it means to the behavioral health community, specifically licensed professional counselors.
*Results as of Nov. 10, 2020
Managing Stress Associated with COVID-19
When the public learns of an outbreak of an infectious disease such as COVID-19, they may experience anxiety and show signs of stress. Concerns about transmission from person to person may affect accessibility of social supports and reduce community cohesion. This stress is normal and may be more pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world hardest hit by the outbreak.
Healthcare providers, community and religious leaders, and government officials all have a role to play in helping people cope effectively and manage their stress in the current climate of concerns about COVID-19 transmission. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has the potential to increase stress and anxiety, both because of the fear of catching the virus and also because of uncertainty about how the outbreak will affect us socially and economically. Below are practical steps you can take to improve your well-being during the pandemic: