How to manage psychological health and fitness, tension, grief in these hard instances

A person looking very unhappy, holding their cellphone up to their face.

This is an op-ed by Robert Pawlicki, a semi-retired psychologist and Savannah resident.

Reading the newspaper these times is really hard. Viewing the news with grim images can be even more demanding. There’s no denying it. Recent a long time have been whole of tragedies. Until you are cloistered in a monastery, the exterior environment is intruding in an unpleasant way. 

Suicide fees have broken all data. Nationally, psychological wellness industry experts are confused, and the waiting around list to get an appointment is typically months and months out. 

There are so lots of negatives that critical challenges these types of as local weather change have slid to the bottom of every day fears.  

What can you do to maintain your head from swirling down the drain into depression and anxiousness? Ukraine, inflation, grief, partisan politics.