In His Own Words - Male Survivors Speak Out
Age when first abused: 6
"Your life can change forever if you find the resources to let you know you're not alone. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is present in so many abuse victims. They see the symptoms—alcoholism, sex addiction, drug addiction, obesity, gambling, pornography—those numb the psychic pain. When you look beneath those addictions is PTSD, and it requires therapy to get over all of these issues.
"I want to bring hope and therapies to the world. Anyone—even a homeless person—can get to a library or a computer. I just think not everything has to be at an expensive detox center or a wealthy therapist office. I learned how to network, find resources and share those with others. That's the greatest gift we can give is to share resources. Most men are shut off from their emotions, and they need to find a way to deal with it to move on."