Protesting and Well-Being
Active protesting is a way for individuals and communities to make their voices heard to influence political agendas. Engaging in protesting can also be stressful, and those engaged in activism may also want to look for resources to improve their mental wellbeing.
If you find the need to process through your emotions before or after taking part in a protest, we encourage you to reach out to Mason’s Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS), Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) and GMU Campus Ministry as a resource.
Additionally, if you are looking for more ways to attend to your well-being while protesting during a pandemic, please refer to the following:
- Health and Wellness, How to take care of your mental health during the coronavirus, protests and beyond.
- Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program, Managing Mental Health During Social Movements and Civil Unrest.
These articles provide several tips to address mental wellbeing during this time.