Trigger Warnings Are The Sign That Society Is Growing

Trigger warnings have often been mocked as annoying. Admitting being triggered is seen as ridiculous at best, or weak and despicable at worst. It’s important to note that no-one wants or choses to to be “triggered”. The rise of mocking “trigger warnings” and being “triggered” can overshadow the usefulness of the terminology. “Triggered” relates to how … Continue reading Trigger Warnings Are The Sign That Society Is Growing

A bit about “The Work”: Being a mental health Recovery Support Worker

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Edit 29/5/17 I originally had more detail in this, but I've taken some of it out to protect confidentiality a little more and make it less identifiable. My work is in mental health, and I get very excited about it, so first, here's a bit more about my work, because I will be talking about … Continue reading A bit about “The Work”: Being a mental health Recovery Support Worker

Pick Your Demons in Mass Shootings

(Alternatively: Did It Take A Village To Create The Orlando Killer?) Homophobia, mental illness, religion.... all different motivators. Does it matter? Is it more important to focus on gun control or the shooter's incentives? Ultimately, micro-aggressions turn into macro-aggressions which turn into the worst kind of record breaking for american citizens. All the debate at … Continue reading Pick Your Demons in Mass Shootings