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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:18 PM

How To Cope With Trump-Era Depression

The psychological impact of Trumpís presidency is real and lasting. Many of his actions are unprecedented in modern presidential history. And Trumpís gaslighting is enough to cause anyone to feel like weíre losing control of our democracy.†Psychologists have referred to the feelings that result from this presidency as ďTrump Anxiety Disorder.Ē It can lead to increased blood pressure, depression, and chronic health problems. For that reason, itís important to keep perspective and take care. If youíre tired of feeling sick over Trumpís actions, these friendly reminders may lift your spirits, empower you, give you hope, and effect change.

Trump doesnít represent the American people.†Trump got 62,984,828 votes. About 174 million Americans either voted against him or didnít vote for him, which is about 73% of the eligible-to-vote American population. Trumpís term ends in a few months. We have an opportunity to replace him with someone who leads with compassion, believes in science, sets an example, and tells the truth. In some countries, dictators stay in power for decades.

Empower yourself.†Thereís so much we can do to offset the damage of Trumpís presidency. Volunteer for a campaign or a nonprofit, find a job that allows you to advance your interests full-time,†register people to vote,†or donate to a charity. Every act of kindness makes a difference. Itís also an impactful exercise to call your senators in Congress at (202) 224-3121 to express your thoughts.

Manage your social media exposure.†Avoid arguing with people who are unlikely to change their minds. Itís emotionally draining, and it isnít worth it. There are much better ways to spend your days. Think critically about how youíre using†your time on social media.

[More suggestions at link]

https://kirschnerskorner.com/2020/02/02/trump-anxiety-disorder/

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Reply How To Cope With Trump-Era Depression (Original post)
SunSeeker Feb 2020 OP
TheBlackAdder Feb 2020 #1
Maru Kitteh Feb 2020 #14
OliverQ Feb 2020 #2
Freedomofspeech Feb 2020 #3
smirkymonkey Feb 2020 #6
Freedomofspeech Feb 2020 #7
renate Feb 2020 #18
Mopar151 Feb 2020 #19
SlogginThroughIt Feb 2020 #12
mwooldri Feb 2020 #4
SunSeeker Feb 2020 #10
FirstLight Feb 2020 #5
Freedomofspeech Feb 2020 #8
Zing Zing Zingbah Feb 2020 #23
Faux pas Feb 2020 #9
2naSalit Feb 2020 #11
demtenjeep Feb 2020 #13
SunSeeker Feb 2020 #15
Zing Zing Zingbah Feb 2020 #22
Cicada Feb 2020 #16
SunSeeker Feb 2020 #17
Zing Zing Zingbah Feb 2020 #20
SunSeeker Feb 2020 #21

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:21 PM

1. Verilux Happy Light 👍 to make Vitamin D which is essential for wintertime immunity.

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Helps with sleep, mood, and energy too.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:18 AM

14. Thanks for the reminder. I need to take my D again.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:22 PM

2. Can confirm my depression is almost off the charts right now.

 

Things just feel so hopeless. I'm actively looking at how I can move to another country, but I have limited options.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:23 PM

3. TAD...

I have been suffering from it for over 3 years now. It is exhausting.

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:31 PM

6. I hear you. My therapist said her office has seen Trump related depression and anxiety cases that

are off the charts. It's a real thing. They are overwhelmed by it. Of course, this is in Boston, so it makes sense that we would have more of a problem with this here, but still, people are really suffering because of this. People feel hopeless, depressed, angry and powerless to do anything about what is going on.

This is a mental health crisis in itself. And this bastard wants to cut benefits for the crisis that HE is causing! God, I hate that motherfucker with a passion!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:37 PM

7. Well this is hillbilly hell...

SW Pennsylvania. So the anxiety syndrome is compounded by live among these MF45 lovers.

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 02:59 AM

18. I honestly don't know how you do it

I admire you for whatever mysterious wisdom and strength enables you to deal with that.

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 03:27 AM

19. Pennsylbama

NW Pa might as well be East by GOD Virginia. I spent a month there one week. Dickson City is an abomination before taste.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:12 AM

12. In MN mine confirmed the same

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:25 PM

4. Suggestion: Read the Sunday Lolcats...

On any day ending with the letter "y". Laughter at something else non political is a distraction and can be therapeutic.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:01 AM

10. Yes, and videos of rescue cats being transformed also help the spirit.



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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:30 PM

5. Honestly, I'm waiting for the historians to see that our alcohol & drug use went UP for most America

and see it wasn't a drug thing, but a way of coping with the reality of our President being a ...a....


I can't even put it into one word!

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:39 PM

8. I believe my liver is on life support.

Our alcohol bill is bigger than our heating bill.

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 11:10 AM

23. Trump Anxiety Disorder

Trump really is a disease.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:56 PM

9. Kicketty Kickin'

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:09 AM

11. K&R

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:13 AM

13. Lexipro

I can't imagine how I would feel without it right now

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:47 AM

15. What is Lexipro? Or do you mean Lexapro?

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:00 AM

22. I tried some antidepressants

They only seem to work for like two months for me and then they stop working. That's why I'm going back I'm looking into adjusting my diet. My sense is that caffeine, alcohol, and sugary foods screw up my head so I'm going to try going without those for a while.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:54 AM

16. Trump will ruin the Republican brand, killing it off pretty soon

Ca Governor Pete Wilson won re-election by smearing Mexican immigrants. As the electorate changed the Republican Party died. That will happen at the national level after Trump leaves.

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Response to Cicada (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 01:23 AM

17. From your lips to God's ears. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:55 AM

20. Also might help to develop more healthy diet and exercise habits

I've been trying to stay away from caffeine, alcohol, and sugary foods. I am prone anxiety/tics and depression. I love coffee in the morning, but I think it exacerbates tics for me. Trying to cut that out and work on having a better diet and maintaining my exercise routine.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:00 AM

21. Yes, I can't do caffeine anymore, even in the mornings. It makes my heart race.

My best friend had the same experience, after drinking regular coffee for decades.

Now she and I just drink decaf.

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