What is a trigger?

Triggers are moments, words, actions or events that cause a mental or physical response; causing someone to do something positive in some instances, but in this case it can cause a distress response, typically as a result of arousing feelings or memories associated with a particular traumatic experience. Why do trigger disclosures exist? Trigger alerts … Continue reading What is a trigger?

Mental Health Awareness Month: Making Meds more Ordinary

Pill Shaming : Pill shaming occurs when someone expresses negative opinions or disdain when you tell them you're using medication to treat a mental health issue. They assume — wrongly — that taking medication signifies weakness of character or an inability to work through tough times. Thanks to the hard work and openness of many, many influencers, celebrities and regular … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: Making Meds more Ordinary