A good friend sent this message as a response to this vlog
Just watched your vlog on.
This is a vid I did a year ago about faceing one of my biggest demons and coming to terms with my mind.
I have mild schizophrenia, extreme bi-polar, insomnia and a range of other things that doctors have labeled me.
I have attempted suicide more times than I would like to admit, abused every drug and solvent I could buy or steal .
I cry most nights, I fear people, I’m scared to do anything because was trained to be wrong, I kept my rape and other abuses to my self from age 7 to around 15 when I had a severe mental breakdown.
At 15 I told my then best friend what I went through and through fear of his own he rejected me and never spoke to me again, the church I want to told their youth group that 90% of men who are sexually abused will turn into rapists.
I feared the people I was around and the church I was at, I feared everyone and never spoke again until I met my son’s mother, out of fear I destroyed our relationship and myself.
I still cry most nights as I am currently, I have night terrors that cause me to fear sleep, I have woken many times to my bed saturated because I was that scared.
I speak openly about everything because I have found so many men that are scared to talk, scared to admit they cry and scared to admit they are human.
I watched your vlog with a year in my eye knowing that finally people are willing to address this properly and not just use it as a gimmick.
Sorry for the rant.
I respect you alot Nic, thank you.
Much love Scott for sending that. its good to know people have the strength to speak out
NEW ZEALAND National helplines:
*Lifeline – 24 hour counselling – 0800 543 354
*Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
*Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757
**Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)
*Healthline – 0800 611 116
*Samaritans – 0800 726 666
*Capri Hospital 0800 227 741
Helplines for children and young people:
Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email email@example.com
thelowdown.co.nz – or email firstname.lastname@example.org or free text 5626
What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, 1pm–10pm and weekends, 3pm–10pm. Online chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.
Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) aimed at children up to 14 years of age; 4pm to 6pm weekdays
OTHER SPECIALIST HELPLINES:
*Relationship services 0800 735-283
*Alcohol & Drug Helpline – 0800 787 797
*Sexuality or gender identity helpline -OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE)
*Are You OK – 0800 456 450 family violence helpline
*Gambling Helpline – 0800 654 655
*Shine – 0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline
*Quit Line – 0800 778 778 smoking cessation help
*Women’s Refuge Crisisline – 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) (for women living with violence, or in fear, in their relationship or family)
*Shakti Crisis Line – 0800 742 584 (for migrant or refugee women living with family violence
*Rape Crisis – 0800 883 300 (for support after rape or sexual assault)
*Men’s Refuge –
24 hour Crisis Line 0800494734 and www.08004wiseguys.org