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.

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"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.