To share my stories and help prevent bullying and child sexual abuse
I focus on writing non-fiction books based on real life stories and on speaking to various audiences about the messages contained in my books.
My first book is titled “A Life Interrupted – The Story of My Battle with Bullying and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”.
My second book is titled “Father Figure – My Mission to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse”
A Life Interrupted
This book is a non-fiction first person account of my battle with a severe mental illness triggered by extensive childhood bullying. The book establishes a definitive connection between prolonged childhood bullying, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the development of one of the more taboo forms of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) later in life. My most crippling OCD symptoms consisted of my mentally picturing images of bullies who had tormented me in the past. These images would soon become further attached with an unspeakable irrational fear… that they would force me to hurt my loved ones if the images were not ‘neutralized.’
Today, I am thrilled to report that I have finally regained control over my once ever so incapacitating mental illness! Though my ordeal has now reached this much better point, there are millions of other people out there who continue to struggle hard with similar issues on a daily basis. I am here to tell those fellow sufferers that this does not have to be their long-term fate. Just as I took back control of my life, they too are capable of freeing themselves from the powerful clutches of this or similar mental health issues. I am hopeful that my story will be helpful to many other victims of extensive childhood bullying who are still suffering from OCD or other forms of anxiety/mental health disorders or issues such as chemical dependency arising out of PTSD caused by bullying. For more details please go to the “Books” tab.
Child Sexual Abuse is an extremely serious problem in the United States. It is clear that we must do everything we possibly can to prevent child sexual abuse and protect children who are dependent on others for their protection. It is also clear that parents and day-to-day caregivers have a lot of responsibility in this regard. However, we cannot eliminate this problem if we don’t look at what every one of us can do in addressing this serious issue. The purpose of this book is to point out that in addition to the parents and the caregivers, even an ordinary bystander can and should take a proactive role to minimize and/or eliminate the risks of potential child sexual abuse. The purpose of this book is also to demonstrate how we can work with our existing systems in preventing risks of potential child sexual abuse. Even one single episode of child sexual abuse can scar the person for the rest of his/her life. We must always try to get involved and prevent possible sexual abuse, even if it seems personally difficult and inconvenient to do so (what every ordinary citizen can and should do to protect vulnerable children in the community). In summary, the purpose of this book is to tell a captivating story that provides a lot of information to parents, children, caregivers, and to the general public that is not always readily available and that will be helpful in preventing child sexual abuse. For more details please go to the “Books” tab.
Since Oct 2011, I have been speaking, both regionally and nationally, at schools, colleges, religious organizations, professional associations, and conferences to various types of audiences (students, staff, parents, mental health professionals, caregivers and general audience). For more details please go to the “Speaking Engagement” tab and the “Author Bio” tab.
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