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Mental Health and the Election

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Most Americans are reporting that the current election cycle is a source of stress according to the American Psychological Association (APA). Regardless of political party affiliation, independents, Democrats, and Republicans reported increased anxiety in 2020 in comparison to 2016. Additionally, people who are marginalized by racism and heterosexism are also reporting high levels of stress related to the election, discrimination, and police violence. Driving most of this angst is uncertainty about the immediate outcome of the election. In this session, let's further explore how additional stressors might be present for college and university folx, including special consideration for those with minoritized social identities. We will also begin to identify strategies for managing at the personal, interpersonal, and organizational levels. Hosted by the American Association of College Unions (ACUI) and free for all in the UMD community.