rather than getting locked into panic mode can go a long way toward safeguarding your mental health. Take the safety precau- tions you can take, and limit your exposure to the news. Psychology Today recommends reducing anxiety by consum-

ing positive news stories while keeping up with what’s going in the world. Also do your best to apply some critical thinking when reading the news. It’s important to pay careful attention to “vague or loaded terms, cited statistics, and unstated assumptions.” In other words, don’t accept at face value what’s in the news but, rather, consider the information and ask questions about what you’re being told. Other stress- and depression-reducing techniques include

getting enough exercise, eating whole foods, limiting sugar and getting quality sleep. When you’re tired and your body doesn’t have adequate nutrition to function, you’re more apt to fall into the trap of fear-based thinking.

The Emotional Freedom Technique A strategy that can provide more immediate results is the

use of Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. If you aren’t famil- iar with EFT you’ll find a library of demonstrations at https://eft. where you can learn how a tapping strategy can relieve anxiety and other challenging emotions. Another alternative is the Neuro-Emotional Technique’s First

Aid Stress Tool, or NET FAST. also provides an excellent printable summary with visuals of the technique, which even a young child can do. Here is a summary of the FAST procedure:

While thinking about an issue that is bothering you, place your right wrist, palm up, into your left hand. Place three fingers of your left hand onto the area of your right wrist where you can feel your pulse.

Place your open right hand on your forehead. Gently breathe in and out several times while concentrating on feeling the issue that bothers you.

Switch hands and repeat steps 1 and 2.

Suicide Prevention Resources Last but not least, if you feel depressed, anxious or creeping

despair, don’t hesitate to reach out to family, friends or any of the available suicide prevention services:

• The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) — Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

• Crisis Text Line — Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor

• Lifeline Crisis Chat — Chat online with a specialist who can provide emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention services at

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