Why you should add trigger warnings to your reviews.

 

In today’s post, I’m going to talk to all the reviewers (movies /shows /books) about the importance of trigger warnings .

Trigger warnings : defined as statements that warn of a negative emotional response to potentially distressing stimuli.

Survivors of all kinds of trauma could seriously be affected by reading /watching anything that might remind them of their horrific experiences.

Because many of them are left suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Reliving these experiences can occur in several ways ( they can have nightmares, flashbacks or something can trigger them to ultimately feel as if they are going through the trauma all over again).

Adding Trigger warnings to your reviews is a simple way to help survivors avoid reliving the event, reduce stress and allow them to prepare themselves mentally.

According to the American Psychological Association, unprompted triggering information can cause a host of other issues from mental health disorders like Panic attacks, difficulty sleeping and more.

All that DOESN’T mean, survivors should keep ignoring their issues.

But In addition to their Psychological treatment, trigger warnings would even help them more as memories of trauma are worst without warnings.


If liked this post , I highly recommend reading these too :

Tips For Book Reviews Writing

A Guide for review requests

As always , thanks for reading .

Until next time ,

be kind and stay strong . 

Lana ❤

 

 

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12 comments

  1. PREACH love. ♥️♥️ I don’t know why this topic is one to bring so much conflict. Those who do not wish for it, can ignore it and those who need it will naturally gain from it and make a choice about whether they want to read or not.

    It’s a small thing but God it means so much. ♥️

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  2. This is one of the things that I’ve been thinking about having placed more clearly on my reviews. If a book deals with sensitive topics, then I make sure I cover them in the review, but I think having a designated CW section could be incredibly beneficial. Thanks for sharing❤️

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  3. I really don’t understand why this is so controversial. It’s super important to a segment of the population and easily ignored by anyone who isn’t interested or doesn’t want them. I do try to add them into my reviews, just so people are warned. 🙂

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