Trigger Warnings are Supposed to Protect People

Cover picture for the articleExperiencing or witnessing a traumatic, life-threatening event can result Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is characterized by by recurrent reminders of the trauma, hypervigilance, emotional dysregulation and avoidance. Trigger warnings, designed to protect trauma survivors may be countertherapeutic if they prevent people from processing their trauma. One of the...

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