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Do Trigger Warnings Help or Harm?

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A recent study suggests that trigger warnings might make things worse by increasing anxiety before the person even encounters the difficult material. In ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the debate over trigger warnings.

Trigger Warnings Under Debate

While trigger warnings are designed to be helpful, they might actually make it harder to deal with upsetting material by increasing anxiety beforehand.

Building Emotional Strength

We need to become more emotionally resilient. Life includes challenges and constantly trying to shield ourselves from them may be contributing to rising mental health issues.

The Role of Information Overload

News and social media can constantly bombard us with negativity and potential triggers. Ryan suggests that limiting exposure to these sources might help us develop better coping skills.

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