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Psychologist: Kiwis ‘triggered’ to get help by Michael Jackson doco Leaving Neverland

New Zealand Herald: Psychologist: Kiwis ‘triggered’ to get help by Michael Jackson doco Leaving Neverland.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12212241

A New Zealand psychologist says there’s been a marked increase in the number of patients seeking help following the airing of controversial sexual abuse documentary Leaving Neverland.

The two-part documentary aired in New Zealand on Sunday and Monday, in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck detailed their alleged experiences being sexually abused by Michael Jackson as children.

Clinical psychologist, Barry Kirker told Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking that the doco could have “triggered” people into seeking help.

He said he and others in the profession had “definitely noticed more people calling to make appointments on Monday and Tuesday” after each part of the documentary had aired on TVNZ 1.