The use of media as an outlet to express emotions and make people aware of mental health issues is a good thing. What makes it bad is if loses its true purpose, which is to help those who have mental health issues and spread awareness, and instead makes audiences feel depressed and triggered.
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When you love a woman who has been in an abusive relationship, there will be nights when your hands feel like the enemy. And I know that’s not fair. But neither was her abuse. None of this was fair. Fairness went out the window a long time ago.
We do not need to abandon trigger warnings in order to achieve academic freedom. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, the dismissal of trigger warnings and the dissolution of safe spaces are going to hinder the academic freedom and learning of those students that need them.