As COVID-19 continues to claim tens of thousands of lives across the U.S., graphic footage of George Floyd’s death circulates across Twitter, and police officers clash with protesters, watching the news can be a bleak, upsetting and overwhelming process. For many people, it’s triggering.
As states continue to reopen following coronavirus-related shutdowns, many are finding they’re not as excited as they expected to be but are instead feeling anxious and conflicted.
Stress levels are through the roof, more people are struggling with sleep issues and many are feeling just plain bored. While there are different ways to boost mental health right now, experts say there’s one tool that’s often overlooked: gardening.