What Constant Exposure To Negative News Is Doing To Our Mental Health

February 19, 2015 1:49 PM

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What Constant Exposure To Negative News Is Doing To Our Mental Health

It's nearly impossible to turn on the TV, open up a web browser, or scroll through Twitter without being assaulted with notifications of a new world disaster (or two, or three...). Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, alerts of shootings, plane crashes, ISIS beheadings, crime, war and human rights violations are constant -- and this incessant news of violence and destruction may be messing with our heads.

The world isn't falling apart, but it can sure feel like it. The news can be violent, depressing and emotionally-charged.

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