Warning This Post Contains “Triggers”

To celebrate my 100th post I wanted to do something with “Triggers”

So what are triggers?

Information below taken from Ourhealthyminds.com

Many people living with mental illness can identify the stressful events, worries or changes in their routine that may have lead to their relapse. It might have been a major change in the person’s life such as the death of a loved one or a number of small stresses that all came at the same time.

It is important to identify strategies that will help your family member to handle “high-risk” situations. This can help increase your family member’s confidence that she can stay well.

For children and youth, changes in routines or schedules can be a trigger for relapse. Returning to school in the fall and major holidays or spring break are times to watch for warning signs.

Your family member will have her own relapse triggers/high risk situations – they are unique to each person. Once your family member and you have identified her high risk situations, you can then work together to find ways to:

  • Identify which ones can be avoided and how to avoid them.
  • Develop ways to deal with the situations that can’t be avoided.
  • Take steps to deal with the problems early on.


So each person has their own trigger which causes their illness to get worse or to start the illness to begin with, one of mine was the death of my uncle.


So as promised here are some other “Triggers” that you may recognise

Trigger from Only Fools & Horses


Roy Rogers’ Horse Trigger


Gun Trigger


and you thought this was going to be serious!


100 posts wow I can’t believe I have done that many already! Here’s to the next 100!





8 comments on “Warning This Post Contains “Triggers”

  1. Thanks for the smiles!

    The problem with triggers is that when you write them out, they can look so pathetic and needless – one of mine is tunnels but only tunnels under water. I have a fear of being in a tunnel under water. Stupid really, but it makes crossing the Thames “interesting”, and crossing the Channel a real ordeal. I cannot enter a foot tunnel under the river but clear tunnels under water in a Sea Life centre or aquarium are not a problem… Stupid eh? I mean, tunnels must be safe, the accident rate is miniscule and millions of people go through them without trouble every day… but still I get the anxiety symptoms when I have to use anything that passes under water.


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