Current events in the United States and the world at large can be unsettling and anxiety provoking for children, teenagers, and adults alike. Violence, sickness, death, and political unrest plague our television screens and fuel anxiety. We know that anxious thoughts and worries require content – material to fuel imagination, rumination, and “what if” thinking. If you find yourself or your child feeling unsettled and anxious about current events, restricting the availability and frequency of this content can help. In the linked article, anxiety and OCD therapist Ken Goodman provides insight on ways to limit news consumption to decrease anxiety surrounding current events.