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Question in the movies - June 12th 2010, 05:59 AM

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i hate it when movies have someone kill themself, or atleast hold the gun to their head. i was watching the movie Brothers tonight(which was good btw) and at one point, the gun head a gun to his head, i hate it. i get akward. and my throat goes dry, so i swallow, and its soo loud. a big "GULP"! or when people cut in movies. im a cutter, and i have suicidal thoughts, soo thats why it bothers me. does this bother any of you guys?


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Re: in the movies - June 12th 2010, 06:04 AM

I'm like that a lot. I can't stand to see someone cutting in the movies. I can barely stand seeing someone else's blood. It's like everytime I see someone cut in a movie I imagine what it was like when I would cut, and the pain is a million times worse, and I'm just screaming at whoever it is in the movie in my head how they shouldn't do that, and how can they stand the pain, etc.

Those scenes are always hard to watch. :/ I didn't know anyone else thought that, too.
   
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Re: in the movies - June 12th 2010, 06:08 AM

for me its really triggering, and i think about suicide/cutting constantly for the whole night and its horrible, that actually why i got on tonight! and yeah ive never heard anyone say that it bothered them , so i thought it was just me too! nice to know someone else feels the same..


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Re: in the movies - June 12th 2010, 06:41 AM

I understand how you feel and how this upsets you. In all honesty though, there's not much that you can do. There are going to be triggers no matter where we go, and what we watch. They come up in life, and we have to find some way to prepare for them. We can't expect the world to avoid triggering material all together simply because it makes it difficult for us. We have to learn how to live through whatever triggers that the media or the world in general might throw at us. Once you start to recover from self harm, eventually the triggers won't be so hard to take. Rather than trying to avoid anything that might be the slightest bit triggering, try to learn to deal with the triggers and engage in healthy activity instead of self harming; writing, reading, drawing, taking a walk, etc. All of those can help when you are triggered.

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Re: in the movies - June 12th 2010, 07:09 AM

I shudder a lot the whole time, and have to close my eyes. I feel kinda silly doing it, but that's better than me throwing up because I saw someone else's blood. >.>

The movie that's been the most triggering for me was Shutter Island. I was litterally gagging in the theater.

Because that it was Orphan. I left during one scene. xD
   
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Re: in the movies - June 13th 2010, 11:55 PM

It does bother me a bit. I almost feel as though Hollywood glamorizes issues such as suicidal tendencies and self-harm. People see these scenes and think it's "cool" because the actors in the movies are doing it, when in reality, it's not cool at all. It's all thrown in there for dramatic effect and because the movie industry knows it will sell. None of the people behind the scenes even stop to research the issue or think about why people really engage in these behaviors. That, I think, bothers me more than anything. The concerned characters are often portrayed as "emo" or "emotionally unstable" at that particular point in the film, thus reinforcing all the stereotypes already imposed upon self-harmers and other genuinely depressed people.

For me, I am more bothered by the inaccurate portrayal of these issues in the movies than I am by the scenes themselves.
   
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Re: in the movies - June 20th 2010, 10:34 PM

Shades Of Silver,
i totally agree with you! but seeing it also bothers me. but yeah the characters aren't.... real? its not shown, how it really is. so yeah you're definetly right there!!!


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