The use of the word or meme ‘triggered’ has become popular on social media. It is typically used as an insult or as a joke to refer to feminists who take offense at harmful things being said or done in society.
Actual meme on the internet
It has to stop.
Why? Let me break this down for you.
- Being triggered is a real symptom of PTSD
An actual symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder is that an individual can experience triggers from something they see on the news or internet for example, that can set off negative emotional responses including anger, anxiety, flashbacks, pain, fear, sadness and panic. Being triggered can cause physical responses such as loss of appetite, shaking, fatigue, racing heart beat and so much more.
Being triggered is NOT a laughing matter. It is not a joke. It’s not funny.
It is a real fucking symptom of PTSD. Have some…
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