The war in Ukraine is causing devastation for the people directly affected. To a much lesser extent, it also negatively affects those following developments from afar. Twenty-four hour news coverage and social media feeds enable people around the world to stay informed and live through traumatizing events vicariously – yet this sense of connection does not come without a toll on people’s mental health. Time magazine health correspondent Jamie Ducharme takes a deep dive into the mental health consequences of consuming large volumes of negative news, and offers suggestions for mitigating them.
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Jamie Ducharme is a health correspondent at Time magazine.
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