Some neighbors feel hopeless, others are thrilled. How to keep sane in this divided American moment

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2022
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The news of late feels like a roaring avalanche that shows no signs of slowing.

For some, including anti-abortion advocates, recent headlines such as the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade represent a reason to rejoice.

But for many others, the incessant updates – whether on abortion rights, gun control, political discord or climate change – can feel paralyzing and dispiriting. Worse, they risk further polarizing relationships within families and neighborhoods.

That’s why, psychologists say, the time is now to both vigilantly practice self-care and – if you do connect with those holding opposing opinions – seek common ground.

“We’ve had a cascade of crises to...

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