How to Take Care of Yourself When the News Is Getting You Down

“No news is good news” is becoming more and more literal every single day.

Between a pandemic that still isn’t over, seemingly constant mass shootings, new daily harrowing details about the attempt to overthrow a democratic election, the overturning of Roe v. Wade and so much more—it’s been a lot.

If the news is getting to be a bit much for you, you are not alone. If you need some help helping yourself, these tips from mental health professionals can help you gain perspective and take care of No. 1.