Impact of Negative Stories on Emotional Health

Children are not excluded from the cruelty of negative stories from the multiple methods of communication. This paper will explore the ways in which the constant stream of negative stories via multiple methods of modern communication impact on peoples emotional health (Clark 25). Further, the write up will discuss the possible consequences of negative stories, which include feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. Many people have had the opportunity of sitting in their homes, or waiting rooms while watching the news and other programs in the television, which disturbed their emotional balance. The negative events that are repeatedly emphasized by the news are emotionally distracting (Clark 28). Television sets at the airports are constantly filled with negative scenes that form part of the travelers’ memories causing anxiety to them during the flight. Nothing frightens people who are taking a flight more than the idea that the plane might be attacked or get hijacked. Fear can heighten an individual’s emotions resulting to anxiety. Individuals can adapt to feeling of anxiety and successfully deal with them if it happens only once. However, repeated negative information results to constant build up anxiety that develops to stress and eventually depression. Another instance that results to anxiety is watching tragic events in the television in a hospital waiting room (Clark 43). News of disease outbreak and the toiling number of people who have died from the disease will cause anxiety to a patient. Such news will increase the patients’ anxiety, as well as escalate their suffering and pain. Negative media stories have a negative effect on an individual’s mental health especially when they are suffering. Watching and listening to murder stories while you wait for a doctor in the hospital is extremely traumatizing (Clark 51). These stories are disturbing and menacing, and they impact negatively on an individual well being. The frightening accounts of destruction and death bring anxiety to the human psyche and eventually develop to more serious emotional conditions like stress and depression. The bad stuffs that form part of the news bulletins bring a lot of frustrations to people. They are paraded with mayhem and muck, and the stories that have the greatest shock value win the attention of media houses (Clark 55). The unfortunate side is that these stories are dehumanizing, and any time one watches such news he feels like emaciated. The influence of unenthusiastic news is not with reference to cultural wars or political philosophies. Torment is an unavoidable of element of an individual condition. people require information to be able to redirect their effort towards making the world a better place to live. However, our continuous access to every part of news that troubles comes with authentic shock on physical and mental health. A group of people were shown a movie that was featuring traumatic events (Clark 73). Most of them reported that they were experiencing symptoms that were associated en route for post traumatic stress disorder after watching the footage. Violent activities and encounters wear away our sense of safety and generate intense feeling of anxiety, stress, helplessness, fear and anger. Those people who watch negative events, and experience the anguish of those people whom are suffering have their emotional