Let’s Talk About What a Trauma Trigger Actually Is

The overuse of “triggered” incorrectly is worsening mental health crises for people with PTSD

Sezin Devi Koehler

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Photo by kevin laminto on Unsplash.

Thanks to way too many bad-faith actors online and off, the important psychological term of “triggered” as relates to trauma and PTSD has had its actual meaning twisted almost past recognition. Getting upset because someone…

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Sezin Devi Koehler

Lankan/Lithuanian American. Author of Much Ado About Keanu: Toward a Critical Reeves Theory, Chicago Review Press, Sept 2024. *She/Hers*