One day last week my wife was reading an article on her computer and then disappeared in our room.
I went to see her and gave her a hug and asked what was going on. She said she didn’t know why she felt the way she felt, that there was no reason, no trigger.
I told her that was bullshit, there is ALWAYS a trigger. I was right.
I was in a really good mood last week… until I read a news article online and my whole mood plummeted. I just mentally and emotionally flatlined. It wasn’t until a day or two later that I realised exactly what had happened to me when reading that article; I had been triggered.
Triggers are something I’m no stranger to. I have triggers related to my abortion, to the sexual abuse I suffered, to my nephew dying, to my ectopic pregnancy, to the earthquakes… but never before had I experienced a trigger related to depression.
The article I was reading was about the domestic violence allegations against Shaun Kenny-Dowall and was written after he’d been hospitalised due to concerns surrounding his mental health. To begin with there is a bit of background about the journalists previous experience interviewing SKD as well as his own opinions on the man. Pretty standard…
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