Trigger’s Brush

Mental health funding is being cut in the UK.

“You’ve got the stress of the exams, you’ve got the stress of the bullying together. Young people find it easier to hide behind a computer screen and they can do whatever they want.”

-A victim of bullying who came out the far side now training to be a counsellor at 19, speaking on C4 news.

You ever notice how bullies try to turn something into a trigger for their victims? Inflict someone to an hour of bagpipes to induce a fear of Scots, for instance.

PUT IT AWAY, yeh dirty aul bully!

My idea is an abusive father who sits in front of his toddler child in his high chair. And he just repeats “Mind…the gap!” over and over, and slaps the kid in the face. Two decades later, after getting away from it all, the son has rising anxiety on the London tube when he hears the same repetitive announcement. And he has no idea why he’s having the panic attack.

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