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.
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