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Feeling Election Anxiety, Stress? Mental Health Professionals Offer Help On Central, South Coasts

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It’s finally Election Day on the Central and South Coasts.  There’s a lot of excitement about the chance to decide a number of national, state, and local political races and issues.

At the same time, some people are feeling anxiety and stress over the situation.  Santa Barbara County Public Health officials have tips for those who need help coping.

The ideas include limiting how much news you watch at one time, staying socially connected with family and friends, and looking for productive ways to connect with people even when there may be disagreement.

They say you should focus on what you can control, and don't ruminate on what you can't control.

If you need to talk to someone, you can set up a brief, confidential conversation with someone from the Santa Barbara County Department of Behaviorial Wellness at (805) 364-2750.

There are also nightly zoom meetings November 3rd-6th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. being held by the agency at: https://bit.ly/388aPei

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