Coping with “Panger”

“Panger” or “Pangry” is a new word gaining momentum on social media. It refers to the anger one feels each time we encounter some aspect of the pandemic that we feel has negatively impacted our lives. This is a feeling that has come up for many when they large groups continue to gather indoors for maskless get-togethers or otherwise ignore the public health recommendations that many of us have painfully adhered to for the last year. But what do we do when we begin to notice anger toward others who are not following the same rules we are? Recently, journalist Kelsey Borresen spoke with a variety of professionals to help us understand this phenomenon and respond tin the most effective ways possible. These are summarized below, and you can read the full article at