Cuomo Resignation Can Be a Trauma Trigger

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Posted on August 10, 2021

Andrew Cuomo has resigned as governor of New York.

Whatever you feel about this is valid. He is a complex human being. He held a great deal of power. He used some of his power to harm others irreparably. He used some of his power to lead.

Most importantly, this news is likely to trigger past sexual trauma in those who lived through it.

If you do NOT have a history of being harassed or assaulted, please be mindful of where and with whom you share your feelings. DO share them. Just be discerning with who you’re talking to.

If you DO have a history of being harassed or assaulted, please be extra gentle with yourself. Share your feelings with trusted safe people. If you have a coach or therapist, please consider contacting them about this, especially if this triggers any thoughts of self-harm.

If you don’t have a therapist or coach, if you don’t have safe people to talk to, if your strong emotions are only directed at yourself, please text HOME to 741741 and talk to a crisis counselor.

Yes, this is a triggering event.
Yes, this counts as a crisis.

You have my full permission and support to take care of yourself first.

You are not alone.



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