Director Kevin Smith opens up about childhood sexual abuse trauma.

Suffered nervous breakdown in 2020 and sought therapy for help.

Trauma occurred when he was six years old and forced to grope a little girl.

Smith had previously tried to justify the incident to himself.

Alter ego Silent Bob was developed as a coping mechanism.

Reflects on the common identity of human suffering with war veterans.

Stopped smoking marijuana and using social media as part of recovery.

Hopes to help others by sharing his story.