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Reader Feedback of the Week: Grace and Triggers

Richard McNally writes that confronting triggers, not avoiding them, is the best way to overcome PTSD.
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Richard McNally writes that confronting triggers, not avoiding them, is the best way to overcome PTSD. This is only true in clinical situations, where psychologists and psychiatrists trained in exposure therapy can safely assist survivors to confront triggers. On the other hand, confronting triggers in a high-pressure environment can be damaging. University can be stressful and overwhelming, especially for a recent survivor of a trauma. Why not allow them the grace to prepare for potential triggers ahead of time?

Carli Lewis
Everard Park, Australia

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