5 Tips Guaranteed to Help You Handle Your Triggers

I can hear the sirens blasting through my neighborhood, and it reminds me of when they were taking me away to the hospital after I passed out drunk on a city street. I put my head under the covers and pull my cat closer. The sound of sirens is one my triggers. It’s important to…

Getting to know your own triggers - and managing them - is essential.

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