FOX 47 - Health News
MADISON (WMSN) -- You may not be able to go anywhere without people talking about the Governor's Budget Repair Bill.
The debate has not only grabbed national attention, it's sprung many people into action, on both sides.
We spoke to a Madison psychologist on how this could affect your mental health by just watching everything unfold on T.V.
The Budget Repair Bill has taken over many people's lives, including Michael Kuenzi.
He says he was sick after demonstrating in the snow last month.
"I was out here 12 hours with my family protesting. I got so sick I couldn't leave the house 6 days," said Michael Kuenzi, Fitchburg Resident.
"The whole state is being affected and people from Appleton, Rhinelander are being affected personally," said Dr. Richard Levine, Clinical Psychologist.
Doctor Richard Levine says feeling stressed is okay.
"Regardless of political sophistication if we feel our democratic processes are not being adhered to, it's a threat to our sense of stability," said Dr. Levine.
The doctor says even if you haven't been at the Capitol, you could still be affected.
Anymore than we don't have to be in Japan to be horrified to see imagery day after day.
According to the CDC, symptoms of stress includes feeling powerless, having nightmares or sleeplessness, fear and anxiety about the future and difficulty concentrating.
There are ways to take care of yourself.
"Being together with other people, friends people with whom you may not even agree but have a sense of having concern and respect for each other," said Dr. Levine.
For Michael, he's channeling his emotions through the signs he holds at the Capitol.
"It's very freeing to be down here," said Michael Kuenzi.
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