Mental health patients in Madison seek help after election

MADISON — Psychiatrists and other therapists in the Madison area say their clients are feeling anxious about President-elect Donald Trump's plan based on his campaign rhetoric.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton beat Trump 70 percent to 23 percent in politically active Dane County, and most people didn't expect the election to turn out the way it did.

Licensed clinical social worker Meagan Geurts says many of her clients have been talking about their election blues instead of their personal problems.

Donal MacCoon of Madison Psychiatric Associates says women who've been sexually abused are having their experiences "re-triggered" by a man who has previously made comments that appeared to condone sexual assault.

Emilie Sondel of the same practice says she's been trying to help her clients channel their frustration and anger and put it toward positive efforts.