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“#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.


PTSD thoughts


Men Die By Suicide 4 Times More Than Women

  In the western world, men die by suicide 4 times more often than women. The greatest number of suicides happen amongst men over the age of 65. Suicide rates...
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Winners, Losers and Fighters – Who Are You?

In life, there are 3 types of people, winners, losers and fighters. Buy #dealwithit – living well with PTSD TODAY and get back on your front foot.   Share...
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Move Towards the Pain

Move towards the pain for healing. Buy #dealwithit – living with PTSD and learn life lessons, not survival skills.   Share this:Click to share on YouTube (Opens in new...
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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.

A Women’s Love

Men have died for it Nations warred for it Fortunes spent on it I never understood how until I had a women’s love #drjohnaking #drjohnathepoet     Share this:Click to share on YouTube (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on...
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  He smiled at her with his whole soul For she was HIS beautiful broken thing #drjohnaking #drjohnthepoet Share this:Click to share on YouTube (Opens in new window)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 to share on...
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do you see him ?

I wrote this piece after touring with a documentary on human trafficking that featured my story, Stopping Traffic. At every show, I was confronted with questions bordering on accusations that sexual abuse and rape doesn’t happen to boys and men. In some overseas countries, the abuse and trafficking of boys and men exceed the violation...
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Scream of the Silent

Scream of the Silent . “The Scream of the Silent” This has been my desire from the very beginning, to give a voice to the screams of the silent. To those that suffer from PTSD in its many forms. be it from military service, the impact of trauma on those who are first responders or...
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Become a 60 Second Advocate

Will you become a 60 sec advocate ? . April is sexual assult/abuse awareness month. . I would like to give you a copy of my poetry book ‘No Working Title – a live in progress’ (in ebook format) for free. . All I ask is that you read it and do a short video...
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  . Vulnerable . Life had worn his once thick skin razor thin, leaving only a veil of tears to guard his soul. . #drjohnaking #drjohnthepoet #givethemavoice #Dealwithit #noworkingtitle Share this:Click to share on YouTube (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click...
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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.


2 Primary School Children Abused By 11 Adults, 6 Female, 5 Male

The United State of America is the only western country to be still swayed by the outdated cultural bias that sexual abuse is perpetrated upon female victims by male predators....
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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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Book Reviews

Rick Scarpello does a second review on #dealwithit

. In this review, Rick focuses on the practical nature of the book and how it helps people in his therapy practice move from Post Traumatic Stress to Post Traumatic Strength. . Connect with Rick on Instagram @thisismenstherapy or his website . Get the book #dealwithit – living well with PTSD Share this:Click to...
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Megalina reviews #dealwithit

Megalina reviews #dealwithit. Connect with her on IG @ohaibabes Share this:Click to share on YouTube (Opens in new window)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 to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp...
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Kathysue focuses on Mel’s Turn in her review of #dealwithit

  Kathysue Dorey continues her review of #dealwithit – living well with PTSD. In this review, she focuses on the input given by my wife Melissa at the end of each chapter, in ‘Mel’s Turn. In these summaries of the chapter, Melissa talks about how we have worked together to face PTSD on a daily...
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Chelsey Fielding Reviews #dealwithit

Chelsy Fielding is our latest reviewer of “#dealwithit – living well with PTSD”, you can connect with Chelsey on IG @lionheart363. . It was great to hear Chelsey say that the book helped take the mystery out of recovery for her. That now she feels there is hope and possibility where previously, although she had...
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Eve Ronakov reviews #dealwithit – living well with PTSD

Eve Ronakov reviews #dealwithit – living well with PTSD I say in #dealwithit that I believe vulnerability is courage. That looks great on paper, in real life it sucks, it’s worse if you get a wild hair and decided to write a book about it and include all the shitty bits. When Eve sent her...
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Xavier Webb Reviews #dealwithit – living well with PTSD

We a great lunch with @xavierwebb86 yesterday, he drove into town, a 4 hour trip especially for it; we felt honored. . He went into the #marines at 18 and has been out for a couple of years now and been hanging tough trying to deal with PTSD in his own. . We sat, we...
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