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Dr. John A. King - what is PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
Dr. John A. King is an author, poet, long-time activist and founder of the Give Them a Voice Foundation in Texas, which he launched in 2015 to provide advocacy, support, resources and rescue for those who have been sexually abused or trafficked. From Stress to Strength – a curriculum for the overcomer in all of us. What if one day you woke up and everything you knew was destroyed? I don’t mean a little disrupted, I am talking about biblical proportions, Job-like destructive Complex Post Traumatic Stress. That’s what happened to me. At 3pm. On a Thursday. In 2008. Total recall of over a decade of sexual abuse by my parents and their friends that I had suppressed…and the walls came tumbling down. ALL GONE. Marriage. Career. Health. When I told a therapist, she burst out crying and said she couldn’t cope with what they had done to me, it was the worst story she had heard in 30 years of coucelling, and I thought…WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT. So I did what my old boxing coach taught me. I tucked my chin and threw punches, refused to quit. I wasn’t going to die broken because of what someone else did to …