Voters in Chico are exhausted after election night

After talking with some people in Chico, one of the many feeling voters are experiencing today is exhaustion.

Posted: Nov 5, 2020 10:46 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Voting is over and the results are finally trickling in.

After talking with some people in Chico, one of the many feelings voters are experiencing Wednesday is exhaustion.

"Overwhelmed...very overwhelmed," Sandy Lando, a resident of Chico, said.

Protests, debates, a pandemic - this year has seen it all.

An election where we might not know a winner for days is exhausting for some in Chico.

Cameron Ford, another resident of Chico, has felt this feeling for a while now, saying, "I'm definitely tired about talking about it. I don't feel like there should be this much hype and talk about an election."

Lando felt that more than other years, this year had a bigger emotional toll, saying, "It's been this year with the pandemic going around and the struggles of the pandemic. It's hard for the community, trying to get the community back going again. I don't know. I have a lot of mixed feelings."

Discord is seen dividing people and families.

Ford has noticed this. He said, "Everyone is talking about how it's really difficult to talk about it with your family and I just don't think that's right. I think a president shouldn't cause that much diversity between people who love each other and it's just kind of sad to see and I'm just kind of ready for it to be over."

We asked psychologist, Dr. Joel Minden, what advice he would give to people dealing with anxiety.

He told us, "Of course anxiety is going to be present when you're dealing with a situation that might introduce some difficult challenges, but I think if you can work through the anxiety and find a way to prioritize getting on with your life and doing the things you love, that's so powerful."

Dr. Minden also suggested for people feeling anxiety during these times to redirect their attention to something more meaningful.

For more information about getting help during these hard times, click here.

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