Triggers are the things and/or feelings people with mental illness get to happen to turn a good day into a potential “shutdown day”.
Having an anxiety disorder made me realize that these triggers have a way of resurfacing even after not having them for two years. Just today, I realized that partly why I have been at the emergency room yesterday and was on bed rest the last two days is because of an old trigger clawing its way to the surface.
I think that it’s good that I was able to realize that a trigger is what caused my shutdown and even though I still have no idea how to face it with reasonable actions, I’m going to try to face it head on and just focus on how I can make it past this week without freaking out or breaking down.
If you have any advice on facing triggers, I’m all ears.