13 reasons why is a great show but has many triggers! fortunately, my friend made this guide which really helped me prepare before watching and i thought i should share this so that others are aware! please reblog to spread awareness
Don’t you dare tell trauma survivors they are overreacting for getting triggered by something that reminds them of their trauma even if you think it’s something stupid to be getting in a state over. Traumatic events can be tied to all sorts of triggers so don’t be an unsympathetic asshole.
There are many reasons and they all boil down to accessibility for everyone. It’s massively helpful for those of us who are disabled, and has the added benefit of being helpful for those who aren’t.
- Allows screen readers and verbal descriptions for the blind and visually impaired.
- Transcripts of videos that allow the deaf, hard of hearing, or those with audio processing problems to follow along by reading rather than or in conjunction with listening.
- Lets people know what the picture/screencap/video/gif is if it does not load or are on limited internet.
- Helps those with visual processing issues process the image.
- Gives autistics and people with problems reading facial expressions,emotions, and other non-verbal cues a helpful way to tell what’s going on in the picture/video/gif.
- Typed transcripts are often easier to read than screenshots (which are sometimes impossible to read).
- Audio transcripts are useful for people who can’t play sound from their device.
- Allows for blacklisting software to work more effectively. If an image description is included for a gif, picture, or screenshot then the words are already included in the body of the post and it is more likely to be screened by the software for people who need it.
I’ve read alot of the “Humans are weird/space orcs” “Earth is space Australia” posts, And one thing I havent seen addressed yet is Mental Illnesses. How would aliens react to their crewmate having something about their brain that makes it difficult to accomplish certain tasks?
Our brain is very complicated, and maybe alien species just don’t have them? Imagine there being a new human crewmate onboard the ship, and after awhile the aliens notice the human talking to themselves as if they’re talking to another person, or staring at a wall or a corner of a room, or getting scared or nervous for no apparent reason.
Imagine a new human crew member having something like Deppression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Autism, scitzophrenia, psycosis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissasociative Identity Disorder (DID), etc and having to explain what that is to the aliens on the ship. Lot’s of people don’t really want help, and believe they are just fine without the professional assistance. And then there are other people who believe they need the help very badly.
On a similar topic, triggers are quite odd as well. Some people will have a panic attack over certain objects or words, alien species may not have to deal with that, and their mind may be structured to completely avoid mental illnesses alltogether-
Someone please write about this I’m terrible at writing stories hah a
shoutout to people with ptsd, combat or otherwise
shoutout to people with c-ptsd
shoutout to people who experience vivid flashbacks
shoutout to people who have obscure triggers
shoutout to people who go nonverbal
shoutout to people whose identity is a result of their trauma
shoutout to people who still care for their abuser
shoutout to people who regress when they’re triggered
what i think a lot of people who have never experienced trauma don’t understand is that, yes, *anything* can be a trigger. certain types of food can be a trigger. songs can be a trigger. a picture of a cartoon character facing a certain angle can be a trigger. parking garages can be triggers. just because people have “weird” or “abnormal” triggers doesn’t mean they deserve to be thrown under the bus by people trying to adhere to neurotypical respectability politics.
PSA: Disabled people’s vulnerabilities are not here for your entertainment.
As an autistic person, I spend a lot of time with social skills. I’d like to start off with some social skills that you may have learned in childhood. I’m betting that these are fairly non-controversial statements:
Do not pull a cat’s tail. That’s mean.
Do not kick dogs.
Do not slam the door on your pet’s tail.
Do not blow a high-pitched dog whistle loudly into a dog’s ear.
Always treat animals with kindness.
Now I’m going to say another social skill, which is apparently less important to some people:
You should treat disabled people with kindness.
Along the way, sometimes it gets forgotten or ignored that people like me also have thoughts and feelings. And people will treat actual humans far, far worse than they would treat an animal.
Hurting people is always wrong. Even if something doesn’t hurt you, if someone says it is painful to them, you need to stop it.
In praxis, this means:
Do not grab an autistic person from behind to make them wail. That’s mean.
Do not try to trigger unreality in a psychotic person. That’s mean.
Do not tell your dog to jump on someone with zoophobia, do not throw fake spiders at someone with arachnophobia, and do not show a graphic injury to someone who is terrified of blood. That’s mean.
Do not slam doors or fire guns to make someone with PTSD jump. That’s mean.
Do not show triggering pictures to someone with a mental illness, without warning them first, to make them cry or “get over it already.” That’s mean.
Do not mimic someone’s ticcing or try to make them do it more for your entertainment. That’s mean.
Do not upset someone on purpose, whether they are obviously disabled, secretly disabled, or not disabled. That’s mean.
Do respect other people’s pain. If they say that hurts, believe them. Don’t do it more to watch their reaction.
Some might say that this is the Thought Police trying to control you. It’s not illegal to think that it is fun to hurt people. You won’t be carted off to jail for intentionally making someone cry.
But people won’t trust you, any more than I’d trust an adult who pulls cats’ tails for fun. Because it’s a sure sign that you aren’t a decent human being.
And to the people who don’t do this: if you see someone else doing it, please ask them to knock it off. Bullies might not listen to disabled people, because they might not care what disabled people say. But they may listen to someone else. Please don’t let them keep tormenting their victim.
Please consider sharing this with your friends, to remind them how important it is to stand up to bullying, no matter what it looks like.
hey babs! ♡ ♡ i just wanted to remind you that it’s totally okay to BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR TRIGGERS. it doesn’t make you a bad roleplay partner if you have to stop in the middle of an rp and say ‘hey this just isn’t working out for me anymore.’ you might have even agreed to it beforehand. maybe you had no idea it was a trigger until the plot got underway. maybe halfway through the rp you started feeling anxious about continuing. *takes your face in hands* listen up real good.(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧ THAT’S OKAY. the very moment a roleplay starts making you feel gross, depressed, anxious, or generally bad—– don’t hesitate to drop it, and explain your feelings to your partner. your mental health is more important than your ships, storylines, plots, and your roleplay partner’s expectations. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. xoxo