“My message is clear and simple You and Me Can Stop Bullies”. Patrick Dati speaks these words from Experience. Statistics show over 80% of boys and men do not come forward about out of fear and shame. Patrick Dati was one of those statistics, but after years of depression and attempts with suicide, he has decided to tell his story. Instead, he turned TRAGEDY into TRIUMPH.
Years ago as part of Patrick’s own therapy, he put his thoughts and experience down on paper. He is now working with publisher to get his story out and support these causes. His mission in life is to help others who suffer and show them that it is ok to come forward. Patrick’s goal is to continue to speak publically and bring awareness to the issues of bullying and child sexual abuse.
Travels from: Chicago, IL
Patrick has now broken his silence and has written a memoir about the abuse and bullying he endured from an older brother throughout his childhood and adult life. The memoir is also a torturous coming out story of a man raised in the midst of a devout Catholic family whose members he loved and spent years trying to please by realizing their dreams for him. He attempted suicide twice, and found freedom and himself one day in three simple words: “I have survived.”
In living to please others, Patrick married twice and today is the proud father of a beautiful and loving 16 year old daughter. Recently, he met a man he loves and is now sharing his life with his partner. Now an advocate for several organizations devoted to preventing childhood abuse and bullying. Available as a public speaker to help victims of abuse and bullying.
Patrick graduated with a BA in Broadcast Communications from Columbia College in Chicago.
Triumph Over Child Abuse and Bullying (youth, adults)
Statistics show that most boys and men do not come forward about the abuse out of fear. I was one of those statistics but after years of depression and attempts with suicide I decided it was time to tell my story. After years of intense mental psychiatry therapy and finally getting the courage to face his demons and has become a public advocate against bullying and child abuse.
Patrick has written his story and wants to share it with other victims to give them hope and show them you can get through the trauma and heal. Now he wants to help others who suffer and show them there is hope and you can survive.