It's the financial publication BARRON's which highlights how the meme of childhood abuse can be recycled into art. Gene Epstein recounts how Charles Dickens, who himself was an abused child, created the iconic character David Copperfield from that kind of unique suffering. There have also been musicals like "Annie."
Some lawyers have a front seat on observing the tragedy of the abused child. That could partly account for the clinical depression lawyers suffer. There's the opportunity to recycle that experience into some form of art. A documentary? Novel? Nonfiction book, including self-published? Dramatic monologue, like "The Belle of Amherst?" Or, even a blog?
Tragedy is a use it or lose it commodity. It was not until my life collapsed in 2003 that I began to capture the negative as useful copy. The blogging and ebooks I produced were the platforms on which I re-started my professional life.