Health Matters: Handling Stressful News

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

The way the world takes in new information has changed, especially with the various events happening across the world.

People talk every day about these stressful events, and many of them could use help coping with the constant news overload.

According to Dr. John Burkhardt, being able to think about information on your own can help, just as when your teacher made you read a book in school and you were able to envision it on your own.

“Before, you would read a newspaper article and then at the end you had to make up your mind on what you thought about it,” said Burkhardt. “Now, we just get flooded, and we’re so used to watching things. There’s no time to actually critique it, study it, or question it.”

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