Major League Baseball Star R.A. Dickey Helps Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas Encourage Families to Talk About Child Sexual Abuse.
In the PSA produced by Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas, Inc. (CACTX), Dickey emphasizes, “The courage to report is the courage to heal.” His message is in reference to the statistic that only 1 in 10 children will report being sexually abused. Dickey was molested and raped as a child and kept it a secret for more than 20 years. He suffered from depression for many years until he finally came forward and talked the abuse he suffered and sought therapy. “Coming to terms with the shame I felt and talking about it, turned my life around and resurrected my baseball career,” Dickey says in the PSA.