if you feel angry...
Don't get caught up in Twitter arguments - or rows on any other social media platforms for that matter, advises counsellor Lesley Ludlow. Ludlow is experienced in helping people with trauma, anxiety, depression and work stress, and says it's really important to be able to put your device down and walk away - even if you come across viewpoints you don't agree with.
"If you find yourself wanting to respond, walk away and give yourself some breathing space before you respond," she says. "You do need to think carefully, particularly with Twitter, as it can get nasty and I think a lot of people get hurt."
The next step, if you're still feeling angry, is to take action. This could be signing petitions, attending protests or even viewing the political situation in terms of the "bigger picture" - perhaps by volunteering for charities that need help like food banks and homeless services. "I think this helps because it gives a sense of taking back some control of the situation," says Tyler, "[it's] slightly diluting that feeling of powerlessness."
if you feel sad...
Exercise boosts endorphins levels and can elevate your mood, help you sleep better and limit the effects of stress on the brain. But if you're not able to exercise, just get outside, says Ludlow. "Take yourself away, even if you're just going outside to look at something," she says. "Take your mind somewhere else and focus on the here and now."
In fact, mindfulness is scientifically proven to boost low mood, so if you'd prefer to stay indoors, Ludlow says even going to make a cup of tea and practicing mindfulness while you do - focusing on what you're doing in that moment and not thinking about other things - can help. "Some people get really panicky," she adds. "It's really important to try and control that panic. It's about focusing - even if it's just making a drink - on what you're doing in the moment, just to get your heart rate down." Eating healthily and getting a good night's sleep play an important part in keeping your mental health in check and boosting mood, too.