Flicka appears on CTV News Channel

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Flicka appeared on the CTV News Channel!

Flicka and I agreed to participate in an interview on the CTV News Channel with Anchor Dan Matheson.

The interview is available on Flicka’s Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSeWsIeDvBg and/or on CTV New’s website at http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=505573.

During the interview, I discussed how Flicka helps me manage my post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which arises as a result of Andrew’s childhood sexual abuse experiences, and I also shared my thoughts on a police therapy dog that is being used in a current court case in Calgary, Alberta to assist young two children who are giving evidence that alleges that they were sexually abused by their father.

This interview was the first time that I have ever publicly disclosed to the media that my post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arises as a result of the sexual abuse I endured in my childhood.  It was a big step for me to share that information, and, after having shared the information, I am not filled with any regret for having done so.  I think this is a very positive sign and another indicator that my recovery is progressing well.

Below are some photos of Flicka at the CTV studios in Toronto:

Flicka inside the CTV News Channel Studio
Flicka at CTV News Channel (20141202-3)   Flicka at CTV News Channel (20141202-2)   Flicka at CTV News Channel (20141202-1)
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Flicka inside the Canada AM Studio
Flicka inside CTV Canada AM Studio (20141202-1)   Flicka inside CTV Canada AM Studio (20141202-2)
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Flicka inside the CTV News Toronto Studio
Flicka inside CTV News Toronto Studio (20141202-1)   Flicka inside CTV News Toronto Studio (20141202-2)
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