Learn, why it is so important to become vulnerable and speak out about childhood sexual abuse and mental illness in order to eliminate, fear, stigma, and shame by Ed Squire, survivor of multiple childhood abuse. He started the nonprofit ‘MeTooWhatNow’ to follow his mission of speaking out and raising awareness about childhood sexual abuse and mental illness.
Ed states the importance of finding your words and connection if you’re a survivor of CSA or have a mental illness. Follow Ed on his journey from abused to empowered as he works to help those suffering from PTSD with his nonprofit .
In November of 2015, Ed Squire began talking about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child and how it was affecting him as an adult. This set off a chain of events that changed his life forever.
He was earning a 6-figure income as a top-tier business consultant for Fortune 500 and global companies in the US, Canada, and Europe. Within 6 months he was on disability with PTSD, anxiety, and depression and by the end of the year, he was terminated.
In the spring of 2018, he started a nonprofit called ‘MeTooWhatNow’ to raise awareness about childhood sexual abuse and mental illness. What’s different about his organization is that Ed discovered a unique way of creating contemporary, mainstream videos on YouTube to reach his audience. In the first 10 months, over 10,000 minutes were viewed from 34 videos over 4,200 times and almost 100 people subscribed to the channel. Ed was shocked because he had no prior experience making videos and his topic carries fear, stigma, and shame. On top of this, he’s not a health care professional! Far from being a ‘YouTube sensation’, he’s ecstatic that his audience is finding MeTooWhatNow supportive, encouraging, and inspiring.
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