SSSAS is intentional about providing students the knowledge and skills needed to navigate this anxious time.
As Election Day dawns, we will have lived through one of the most contentious election seasons in recent memory. Day-to-day life in the midst of the pandemic, demands for racial justice and equity, and economic uncertainty have attributed to higher levels of stress and anxiety. A few weeks ago the American Psychological Association published a study about a new source of stress—some have named Election Stress Disorder. This research shows that the 2020 Presidential Election is a source of significant stress for 68% of adults—regardless of political affiliation.
SSSAS has been very intentional about providing students, parents and faculty the knowledge and skills needed to navigate this anxious time. On October 21, the Upper School held an Assembly to review the Presidential Election process and to offer suggestions for how to navigate Election Day and the days and weeks following.