Why Trigger Warnings Matter

Ever since the word “triggered” became the subject of a meme, it’s hard for people with actual triggers to be taken seriously.  People use the word “triggered” as a hyperbole for being irritated or slightly uncomfortable, or to mock anyone that reacts to something in a way that other people don’t understand.  As a feminist, […]

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Psychological Conditions Aren’t Quirky Character Traits, So Stop Minimizing Them.

People with mental illnesses and psychological conditions already struggle to be accepted by society.  It doesn’t help when their conditions are used as exaggerations to describe negative behaviors and situations. People with medical conditions are diagnosed by a doctor and treated by professionals.  If you truly feel that you display symptoms of a psychological condition, the […]

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Recognizing Mental Health Every Month

  As a society, we need to have more honest conversations about mental health in order to bring awareness to the issues that people face.  While people may be familiar with the names of mental illnesses, harmful stereotypes may prevent people from truly understanding what others are going through.  Awareness days/weeks/months are perfect opportunities to create discussions about […]

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