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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26 Struggles You Know If You Have Trichotillomania

Trichitollomania is an impulse control disorder that causes people to pull out the hair on their scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or anywhere else.  Attempts to stop lead to distress and are usually unsuccessful.  Sometimes, people call it “trich” because it’s shorter.  I’ve been dealing with trichotillomania since I was 14, and I tug at my hair nearly […]

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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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