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I started out writing about the myths surrounding suicide. But as I took the week to think about all I wanted to address, I realized it was too much of a trigger for me to write about suicide. This made me realize that triggers need to be addressed.

Triggers are what cause an event or situation to happen or exist. The same way eating shrimp causes an allergic reaction to someone with a shellfish allergy, sometimes words and experiences cause specific, negative reactions.

For me, a person who who has dealt with suicide, thinking about writing about suicide triggered me to feel uneasy and even have some anxiety. We all have triggers whether we struggle with mental illness or not. For some, the trigger can cause them to relapse; for others, triggers can cause an individual to feel more depressed or helpless.

The biggest advice I have about triggers is to pay attention to them. If someone’s words trigger something negative for you, write it down or remember it so you’re better prepared for future instances. Also find healthy ways to react to triggers. For me, simply acknowledging that I just experienced a trigger and then writing how it affects me helps.


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  • Joss

    Joss Joss

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    Sometimes is so dificult found the cause … now the bullying is nothing for me, but ¿other things? It’s all.
    I think in suicide. sometimes is the best option for me. Live lost all for me.
    I need help. But, I don’t know if i want the help

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    • Ashley Womble

      Joss. Please call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone who can help you get through this difficult time. You Matter.

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  • Marlin Knetsch

    Just a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design and style. “Treat the other man’s faith gently it is all he has to believe with.” by Athenus.

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