To start, it always helps to check in with yourself and acknowledge your feelings. "It is fair to feel stressed at this time, and you want to recognize that," says Madeleine DiLeonardo, MEd, LPC, NCC, CCATP, a licensed professional counselor and founder of Mind Body and Soul by DiLeonardo Wellness. "That being said, you don't want to be consumed by your emotions around this. Feel and process them but then try to focus on the things that you can be proactive about or hopeful for. This is sometimes easier said than done, but if we ignore taking care of ourselves or trying to incorporate things that make us feel good in our lives, we are less likely to manage our emotions effectively during this time. So the little self-care tasks do matter, and they do help."
Between now and Election Day, remember to take care of yourself. Create some boundaries or take breaks when it comes to news so you don't get overwhelmed with information overload. Take the pressure off yourself and listen to what you need. Be nicer to yourself because it's a stressful time, and you're not going to be completely put-together or have all the answers.
As for the Election Day and beyond game plan, the experts outlined some action items to help manage your mental health.