JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As we watch the whole lot unfold in Ukraine, medical doctors wish to remind you to attempt to defend your psychological well being.
What we’re seeing out of Ukraine is distressing.
With reside feeds out there 24/7, typically we will’t assist however hold scrolling down our newsfeeds and timelines to see what’s happening.
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It may be arduous to tug your self away from social media and NOT watch the state of affairs in Ukraine, however medical doctors mentioned in some unspecified time in the future it’s important to unplug — and even discover a means to assist.
It’s simpler mentioned than carried out, particularly contemplating the final two years we’ve had.
Dr. Christine Cauffield, the CEO of LSF Well being Techniques, mentioned typically we don’t discover how our consumption of this information impacts us.
“Once we’re on social media and we’re being bombarded with very detrimental information, carnage, demise, destruction — worry and anxiousness actually heightens. We’ve been in a fearful state the final two years and now an added worry of this world occasion,” Cauffield mentioned. “As we’re bringing this in frequently and we don’t give ourselves day out to steadiness it with pleasure and outdoors actions, it’s actually going to have an effect on our psychological well being.”
One tip she shared to guard your psychological well being throughout this time is to attach with different individuals by getting or sharing assist.
If you’re careworn about what’s taking place in Ukraine, she mentioned, discover organizations which are providing assist. (We’ve obtained an inventory right here.)
She mentioned it’s additionally a good suggestion to succeed in out to an expert counselor.
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