By Aaron Humes: Part of the catalyst for Patrick Faber facing a challenge to his leadership on Sunday was his well-publicized personal issues.
A few weeks ago, Faber struck a door during an argument with the mother of his youngest child in the child’s presence, necessitating apologies and some spoiling. He is divorced from the mother of his two boys and at least one other female companion had complained to police of mistreatment, only to walk it back.
And while this treatment has soured many on his leadership prospects, the fact that he has publicized that he is getting help for his issues, Faber said to reporters on Sunday, has helped him keep his job.
Now, he wants to turn that unhappy profile into some good for the community: “I think that once I announced to people that I was getting this kind of support, the support that I have gotten from people, the kind of embracing that I’ve gotten from people to say this is something good you have taken on – now allows me to advocate for others in the same situation and advocate for them to get help as well. So, you can expect that I will use this opportunity to champion all causes related to my issues so that others who are suffering with these concerns can get some reprieve and be well.”
Faber says mental wellness is important and he is committed to establishing support for these issues and for himself, is looking forward to better days ahead.