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Recent photo of me for newspaper story on male victims of childhood sexual abuse


I feel I owe it to my site users to relate these details; however, they are the most difficult details to tell anyone -- for now, this is an early draft, "the facts", devoid of attempts at explanation, diagnosis, or even much in the way of detail
           -- they are not the complete story:
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Above photo from Otago Daily Times 2012         An End To Silence      LINK

It has only been in recent years that I have had to face some unpleasant conclusions:

Some things I have always known:

After going to University, I ended up with Honours and Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology, and have worked as a clinical psychologist in Australia, New Zealand, and England. I have also visited and "worked with" (conjoint sessions) psychologists in Canada, the United States, and Scotland. In recent years I have worked as an alcohol and other drugs clinician. Intimate relationships have been particularly difficult for me and breakups have often preceded or coincided with depressive episodes, heavy alcohol consumption, and suicidal ideation. For all of my life, I've enjoyed travel, certainly as a reward, and as a spur to further my learning-- my life really has revolved around, and been for the purposes of study and work.


"Life's unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not for ourselves." Hubert H. Humphrey