This is very sad. A graduate student at Princeton died on Jan. 5th after an apparent suicide attempt. He left a long letter about the misery in his life that, he says, resulted from repeated molestation as a child. I won’t quote from the letter; it says he doesn’t mind its being published, but it should be published as a whole.
It seems to me that it is a convincing document of the legacy of very severe child abuse. A whole life can seem as though it is about the abuse. It is also profoundly sad and disturbing.
I’m posting a link to the letter because I think it is a valuable document to think about if you care about protecting children.