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But one student proved that trigger warnings are not just helpful — they're potentially life-saving.

The student, who goes by "Cicia" on Twitter, says she was excited for her college writing class, before it took a turn for the worst.

The professor, it seems, was not a fan of trigger warnings.

The unexpected, violent imagery in the class triggered Cicia's suicidal thoughts.

The fallout ruined the rest of her semester.

She believes a simple trigger warning could've prevented the situation.

And apparently, her professor now agrees.

Trigger warnings, she argues, were not made to shelter students from healthy debate.

They were created to help the 1 in 4 college students who struggle with a mental disorder.

If college officials want to make trigger warnings a thing of the past, these tweets should be their new required reading.