If you have been the victim of sexual abuse and/or rape odds are you are going to see or hear about it again usually in the media. Personally, I still get triggered by images from movies and TV and news stories, song lyrics don’t bother me but I know they trigger some. My reaction is just to sit through it uncomfortably, sometimes if it’s causing flashbacks or other symptoms I will leave the room. I knew a person who it seems like every time something happened like that she would make a big deal about it and say things like “trigger trigger” and leave the room or viewing area. It annoyed me and it still does thinking about it, but I’m not fond of that person anyways and we all have different ways of dealing with our pasts. With me I think it’s still about shame and denial that I don’t want to admit the reason why I need to leave the room. I’d rather just be uncomfortable than reveal that past, plus I think it’s awkward. So anonymous poll, whether you have or have not experienced it what would or do you do. You can choose multiple answers.
Marci, Mental Health, & More
Marci- Me a 32 year old gay female living in California in the United States.
Mental Health- I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar type. I blog about my own experience with mental health as well as resources, research, and re-blogs relating to mental health.
More- Art, Poetry, Book Reviews, LGBT, Languages, Photos, Religion, Current Events, Opinions, and Rants.
I laughed in my head
My Favorite Posts
Guest Post on Bipolar for Life Breaking the Silence of Stigma: Not What You'd Expect
Changes and My Identity in Mental Illness Object Permanence
Sexuality and Mental Illness Intertwined Mad Pride? Gay Pride? Identity...
Borderline Personality Disorder Infographic Borderline Personality Disorder Infographic
Schizoaffective Disorder Infographic Schizoaffective Disorder Infographic