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.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Halloween buy-back program aims to cut down on cavities, help troops overseas|
As pint-sized ghosts, goblins and the latest Pixar characters dash through neighborhoods on Halloween night collecting pounds of candy, dentists are gearing up to cash in – but not in the way you might expect.
|Dallas nurse to be reunited with dog quarantined for Ebola checks|
Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who recovered from an Ebola infection, will be reunited with 1-year-old King Charles Spaniel on Saturday after testing indicated the pet was free of Ebola, a spokeswoman for the city of Dallas said on Thursday.
|WHO says two suspected Ebola cases in Mali, 57 contacts sought|
Two people are suspected of having Ebola after coming into contact with a two-year-old girl who died of the disease in Mali last week, according to data from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
|Tiny human stomachs grown in lab|
They may be small, but new lab-grown miniature human stomachs could one day help researchers better understand how the stomach develops, as well as the diseases that can strike it.
|Philadelphia surgeons treat Ecuadorian boy with life-threatening illness|
An Ecuadorian boy is recovering headed home after his family successfully fought to bring him to the U.S. for surgery to treat a life-threatening illness.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Helf Men
11:35pm The Simpsons