FARGO — A new study has found many American are reporting they feel anxious about the upcoming election.
The American Psychological Association says nearly 70% of Americans report the election is a significant source of stress.
In order to cope, the APA suggests preparing for delayed results, practicing self-care and looking for signs of hope.
The study found the isolation caused by the pandemic is only adding to the election stress.
A mental health care specialist said taking care of mental health right now should be a priority.
"Allowing yourself to acknowledge that, yes, this is stressful, this is not the ideal but then continuing to just accept that that I can't change it. I have to move away from it," said Megan Week of Sanford Health.