Although this article was written a few years ago during a different difficult news cycle, the concepts discussed are highly relevant to today's news. The article references a 2016 study by the American Psychological Association that found that two-thirds of Americans were stressed over the future of the country, and the constant consumption of news was a major contributor to that stress. Dr. Steven Stosny coined the term "headline stress disorder" to describe the stress that is experienced as a result of news consumption. This article offers tips from mental health experts to help people stay informed while mitigating stress and anxiety. We hope that sharing this article offers some new ways of coping during this particularly challenging time. If you would like more information about how we can help during this time, feel free to reach out via our contact form
Diana Gordon, Psy.D., Kari Kagan Psy.D., and Katie Leoni, Psy.D.
Drs. Gordon, Kagan, and Leoni practice psychotherapy in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Their areas of expertise include anxiety, sleep, stress, depression, and addiction. They blog about these topics to provide research-based information about common problems and strategies to help manage them.