Yes, The News Was Triggering My PTSD

A new study shines light on problematic news-watching

When Trump was elected, I had to stop watching the news. My anxiety was at an all-time high. My startle reflex was…well, you couldn’t even knock on my bedroom door without me jumping and whimpering. It was bad. So I stopped watching the news, and wouldn’t let people talk to me about him. Just to make it extra…



Articles on my mental health journey. Anxiety. Trauma. Inspiration.

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