What Does “Triggered” Actually Mean?

The term “triggered” often refers to the experience of having an emotional reaction to a disturbing topic such as violence or the mention of suicide in the media or a social setting. Though this term is commonly used to refer to the experiences of those with PTSD, the term “trigger” can also be used in the context of other mental health illnesses. This includes substance use disorders, OCD, depression, and anxiety. In these cases, a trigger is anything that prompts an increase in or return of symptoms.

Learning to cope with triggers you can’t anticipate or avoid requires emotional regulation, which is most often aided by therapy. However, there are a few more tips for maintaining mental and physical well-being that can aid in your coping skills.

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