Be Careful Reading Current News Stories


Hey guys, I wanted to post a quick albeit late message to caution you about the current news situation right now concerning sexual harassment and assault. 

I would have written sooner but I’ve been doing intense work in therapy and I myself have been triggered by all of the news stories.

The current movement to expose the massive amount of sexual harassment and assault that permeates Hollywood is, of course, good and necessary. It’s obviously long overdue as well. But, for those of us who are victims of assault…especially the type discussed in our particular community this whole thing can be extremely triggering and actually, triggering is my warning.

There have been NO trigger warnings on the news stories I have seen/followed links to/read. None. 

I have clicked a link to read about what’s been happening, thinking that I was going to get an overview, only to be flayed alive with graphic, very specific, highly detailed accounts of what occurred, WITH ZERO WARNING. Maybe some stories have had warnings but absolutely none of the ones I saw did and they were from the major sources who should know better.

So please, if you haven’t already made my mistake, be very careful. The news agencies are NOT taking care of their readers; they’re too busy relishing in the details and in having a big juicy story to wring out every few hours with new horrors. They don’t care if a lack of warning could re-traumatize someone so watch out for yourself.

Be careful, please. Be safe. Practice self-care. Get off the internet if you need to or turn off the dang tv. You already know this stuff exists, this isn’t news to you.

I’ll be back eventually when I can talk about what’s been happening in therapy. It hasn’t been easy. But I thought about all of you and wanted to talk to you and say something.

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About CimmarianInk

Abuse Survivor Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) also known as Multiple Personalities
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3 Responses to Be Careful Reading Current News Stories

  1. manyofus1980 says:

    http://i0.poll.fm/js/rating/rating.jsthanks for the heads up and for looking out for us all. I hope your ok, you have been missed. xox

    • CimmarianInk says:

      I know, I’m sorry. I said I hoped to write more and then I lied because I was overwhelmed with therapy. I’ve decided to post right now as long as I don’t get interrupted in the next five minutes lol.

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