John's new book, #DEALWITHIT shipping NOW!


“#dealwithit is a book for anyone who has lost it all. If you have been shot at, faced with sudden loss, blown up, screwed over (or in my case, screwed), this book is for you. I like to think of it as duct tape for the soul.” —Dr. John A. King

#dealwithit is the honest, raw, not-safe-for-work account of Dr. John A. King trying to piece his life back together, move forward and thrive after the spontaneous recall of over a decade of childhood sexual abuse by his parents and their friends. This recall event, or John-A-Geddon, was followed by the immediate onset of Complex Post Traumatic Stress, which led to the loss of his marriage, career and health.

This book shares John’s gritty process of rebuilding his life. On his journey, you’ll find practical tools, unlikely mentors and his trademark Aussie sarcasm. #dealwithit is the perfect book for anyone who is getting up to go again, or is in the middle of the fight and just needs to hear, “You can make it.”



I grew up in Australia; I live in the USA.

I drive a 1951 Fargo. Chances are you’ve never seen one–I hadn’t.

I have C-PTSD and write about how to get over your crap.

I also write poetry and posts about Human Trafficking.

Here are the books I have written, including the poetry one.

I started Give Them A Voice Foundation to help kids like I was.

My story is featured in Stopping Traffic movie.

I run seminars on Trafficking and PTSD.

I am a PTSD recovery coach and regularly piss people off.

Email or call me so we can chat or set up an event.

My story is featured in the film, Stopping Traffic, set for a limited nationwide release on September 29. Watch the trailer below, and CLICK HERE to find a theater near you.


PTSD thoughts


PTSD Is Not A Pissing Competition

PTSD Is Not A Pissing Competition Is contacted by someone who made it very clear to me that they believe that REAL PTSD was only something that veterans of war...
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Unseen Cost Of Childhood Abuse

The Unseen Cost Of Childhood Abuse. The trauma or cost of childhood abuse extends far beyond the years that it takes place. Abuse touches every aspect of a person life....
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Turn Scars of Shame into Medals of Honor

Turn Scars of Shame into Medals of Honor. If you had a peanut allergy, you wouldn’t sit there eating an ice cream sunday hoping you wouldn’t die; you would just...
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My journey started with poetry, and writing continues to be my happiest pursuit. Keep track of the current work here, and check the shop for my first book, NO WORKING TITLE. The proceeds go to benefit the work we do with Give Them a Voice.

wait and see

  She said “I told you I would love you forever. You don’t have to hold me to it, just hold me while you wait and see’.   #drjohnaking Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click...
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‘Rain’ by Dr John A. King

‘Rain’ from the book No Working Title – a life in progress, it was the first piece of poetry I ever wrote. No Working Title is a collection of poetry cataloging the impact of sexual abuse. I started to write the poetry after I had recall, in 2008, of the events that happened to me...
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I Just Want To Say Thank You

  I Just What To Say Thank YouA Free Copy of My Book No Working Title THANK YOU for believing in us and supporting us. THANK YOU for watching and supporting the documentary Stopping Traffic that features my story. THANK YOU for recognizing and honoring us as amongst the to 100 people in the world fighting human...
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Dr John A. King Sexual Abuse, PTSD On The Doctors TV Show

On September 29th I had the privileged of sharing my story on The Doctors TV Show, here is a summary of the transcript and the video of the episode. The Doctors examine the shocking world of sex trafficking, something that could easily be happening in your own neighborhood. This year alone, there have been 4,460...
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That Smile

She was still a little flushed, scattered, from the slow start to their day, muddling around the kitchen, drinking coffee, making toast and talking about the glue of their daily life. He sat lost, mesmerized by the way her hips brought the white wildflowers to life on his favorite orange sundress. “….we could go to...
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#dealwithit My Recovery From Sexual Abuse And PTSD

#dealwithit is a book for anyone who has lost it all. If you have been shot at, faced with sudden loss, blown up, screwed over (or in my case, screwed), this book is for you. I like to think of it as duct tape for the soul.” —Dr. John A. King #dealwithit is the honest,...
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The purpose of Give Them a Voice is to give a voice to those that do not have one, to educate those who do not know, and to defend those who cannot defend themselves.

The vision is to establish a collective of skilled individuals and cooperating organizations who are committed to addressing the hard topics of the effects of pornography, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Updates on the fight against trafficking around the world, and heroic stories of recovery.


SM shares her story

Dr. King. I watched, “Stopping Traffic” tonight and it had a profound effect on me. My first memory is of my uncle pushing his penis in my mouth. I was...
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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...
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Women Are Perpetrators Of Human Trafficking.

  Women play an important role as perpetrators of human trafficking. Women tend to make up a larger share of persons convicted for human trafficking offenses than for other forms...
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