What do we do now? Robin Chancer, behavioral specialist, asks and answers how we survive existential angst in the Age of Trump over at Medium in the recommended essay “How to Stay Sane if Trump is Driving You Insane: Advice From a Therapist.” Here’s an excerpt:
We find ourselves in a darkening political climate in which corruption, hatred, exclusion, and paranoia are prominent. Many are experiencing despair and anxiety like never before, judging by the increase in calls to suicide and crisis hotlines, and anecdotal reports from therapists. A national trauma, just like a personal one, is as disorienting as it is terrifying. It makes us question everything we thought we knew. Two questions must be answered in order to heal:
- How can we integrate this crisis into our understanding of the world?
- What do we do now?
Read the full essay here.