By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution
Turn on the TV or scroll through your social media, and I bet you’ll find yourself wrapped up in angering, saddening, confusing, and depressing news stories.Yes, they exist, and yes, we need to know what’s going on in our communities and in the world, but with so much bad in the world, it’s important to put all the good news right up there with all the bad.
Constant exposure to negative news can have detrimental and long-lasting psychological effects. British psychologist Dr. Graham Davey, who specializes in the psychological effects of media violence, notes that violent media exposure can trigger or worsen the development of stress, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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