Patrick Dati

Patrick Dati
Patrick Dati
I AM ME – Survivor of child abuse and bullying speaks out
For millions of victims on the path to recovery, I AM ME is the next step.
This is my story of childhood abuse, sibling bullying and hiding from who I was. I am a survivor and want to help others heal as I did from my trauma and show them there is hope.
I AM ME touches on the following:
 Explore my strategies for survival and healing
 Help survivors identify and validate their childhood experiences
 My experience of a devastating and traumatic encounter with my bullying brother that changed my life forever
 My first gay relationship, which mirrors the emotional and psychological traumas of my past life
 My emergence as a gay man and my first experience of truly loving another man
 Efforts to deny my sexuality and hide who I really was to please everyone else
 How I worked through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion
Statistics show that most boys and men do not come forward about abuse out of shame and 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. I hid my entire life to please my family and others around me out of fear that they would disown me and not accept me for me. I want to help others who suffer and show them that not only can they survive but I can help them with the steps they need to take to enjoy life again.
Chicago, IL, USA
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 18 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.
“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.

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.

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