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John King (Dr John A. King)
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Poet, Advocate, Speaker, Author, #survivor #cptsd and a terrible golfer.
Poet, Advocate, Speaker, Author, #survivor #cptsd and a terrible golfer.

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Sent boxes of #dealwithit to our troops in Africa
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How to deal with negative people.
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At some point, you have to come to realize that the amount of emotional energy you spend trying to appease some wanker, just isn't worth it.
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Get the book #dealwithit - I'm Not Anti-Social, I'm Just Pro-leavmethefuckalone
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How to deal with negative people.
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At some point, you have to come to realize that the amount of emotional energy you spend trying to appease some wanker, just isn't worth it.
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Get the book #dealwithit - I'm Not Anti-Social, I'm Just Pro-leavmethefuckalone
#drjohnaking #dealwithit
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www.drjohnaking.com
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Pentagon Block Report on Sexual Abuse and Rape

The Washington Post carries a disturbing report on the Pentagon blocking the report of rape in Afghanistan. Why? Because the victims where boys.  Here is a summary : The Pentagon tried to block an independent assessment of child sex abuse crimes committed by Afghan soldiers and police, instead insisting on the creation of its own report offering a far less authoritative review of human rights violations perpetrated by U.S. allies, according to an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Although the report released Nov. 16  by the Defense Department Inspector General’s office (DODIG) reached the grim conclusion that, for years, U.S. personnel have been inadequately trained to report such crimes, a parallel investigation by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is thought to contain a much more detailed accounting of the problem’s severity. But the results of SIGAR’s unreleased inquiry, which was requested by 93 members of Congress in 2015, remains classified at the Pentagon’s direction, raising questions about the military’s transparency and the extent to which it is complying with laws meant to curb such abuse. Afghan security personnel have been known to recruit young boys as servants, sometimes to use for sex. There is a broader practice in Afghan society to dress some boys as women and have them dance at gatherings. Known as bacha bazi, it was banned under the Taliban but revived after the U.S. invasion in 2001. U.S. troops w ..

http://www.drjohnaking.com/the-voice/pentagon-block-report-on-sexual-abuse-and-rape/



By Dr John A. King
Give Them A Voice Foundation

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Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault by UT Counseling and Mental Health Center   The following discuss some of the unique problems and concerns that male survivors may experience: For most men the idea of being a victim is very hard to handle. We’re raised to believe that a man should be able to defend himself against all odds, or that he should be willing to risk his life or severe injury to protect his pride and self-respect. How many movies or TV shows have you seen in which the “manly” hero is prepared to fight a group of huge guys over an insult or name-calling? Beliefs about “manliness” and “masculinity” are deeply ingrained in most of us and can lead to intense feelings of guilt, shame and inadequacy for a male survivor of sexual assault. Many male survivors may even question whether they deserved or somehow wanted to be sexually assaulted because, in their minds, they failed to defend themselves. Male survivors frequently see their assault as a loss of manhood and get disgusted with themselves for not “fighting back.” These feelings are normal but the thoughts attached to them aren’t necessarily true. Remind yourself that you did what seemed best at the time to survive– there’s nothing unmasculine about that. As a result of guilt, shame and anger, some men punish themselves through self-destructive behavior after being sexually assaulted. For many, this means increased alcohol or drug use. For others, it means increased aggressiveness, like arg ..

http://www.drjohnaking.com/the-voice/male-survivors-sexual-assault/



By Dr John A. King
Give Them A Voice Foundation

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it is not over

One of the biggest issues faced by those that have experienced trauma of an extreme nature is a sense that the life they feel they never lived, is over, its done, its finished, stolen and gone for ever. That is simple not the case, that is a choice. You have the power to choose how your story ends.

http://www.drjohnaking.com/ptsd-recovery/my-story-is-not-over/



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On a Wednesday

suddenly it happened slowly, on a wednesday he saw her and for the first time in history, it stopped raining and the sun came out

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Small Steps Taken

Many small steps taken achieve more than one giant step contemplated.

http://www.drjohnaking.com/ptsd-recovery/small-steps-taken/



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