I had to laugh - and I wasn't laughing at you. "So I stopped feeling anxious about L, then I made the mistake of reading some news stories online." It sounds like the first line of a mystery or espionage novel.
Best off not getting yourself upset about the world and the country's politics right now. Snoozing the FB newsfeed is a good place to start.
You WILL get through the rest of 2019 in tact. 2019 has been a more productive year for you than 2018.