How to stay informed – without getting depressed
Choose the right time to read the news. If latenight reads trigger sleepless anxiety, check the headlines in your lunch hour.
Look for organisations that cover news stories responsibly. If your job calls for you to be on the pulse, set a Google alert for any relevant topics.
Turn off automatic news notifications. “That way, you’re in control of when you consume information,” says Chloe.
Help volunteer for a few hours or share an online petition. “It reminds our brains we can create positive change,” says Michelle.
Check out alternative news sites. For ongoing investigations, visit codastory.org. For a feelgood fix, goodnewsnetwork.org is the place to go, and for stories on community success, try goodnewsshared.com.