COVID-19 pandemic, Capitol riots: How to cope during difficult time

Doctors from Northwestern University, University of Chicago Medicine joined discussion
The storming of the U.S. Capitol played out live in front of Americans on TVs and others screens.

It was upsetting for many adults to watch. Children saw it, too. So how are they processing this and the political discord taking place across the country?

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After the Capitol riots and during the COVID-19 pandemic, many might want tips on how to cope in a difficult time.



And how should parents talk with their children about the images from the Capitol riots? At the same time, many adults are trying to cope with their feelings brought on by the political turmoil and the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has made to their lives. So what can they do for themselves?

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Dr. Alexandra Solomon, a licensed clinical psychologist at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, joined ABC 7 Chicago Sunday to discuss these difficult topics.

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After the Capitol riots and during the COVID-19 pandemic, many might want tips on how to cope in a difficult time.



Dr. Royce Lee, an associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience with the University of Chicago Medicine, also joined in the discussion.
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