Wonderful for Our Wounded Warriors: Nashville Label and Nonprofit Partner to Release Music by and for America’s Vets
Wonderful for Our Wounded Warriors: Nashville Label and Nonprofit Partner to Release Music by and for America’s Vets By Alex Parker for Red State
Not every news story’s fantastic, but this one is.
The men and women who serve in our armed forces aren’t just pieces of a machine for killing people and breaking things.
They’re human beings, with hearts and minds — emotional, creative creatures who chose to put their lives at risk for our safety.
And they’ve got things to say — about life, love, and their experiences sacrificing for their country.
Thanks to a terrific new partnership, now they can — in an unprecedented way.
A bit of backstory:
Nonprofit CreatiVets was launched in 2013 to offer American heroes healing relief:
Our purpose is to use various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression in a way that allows them to transform their stories of trauma and struggle into an art form that can inspire and motivate continued healing. Through compassion, we are helping veterans live again.
“Veterans suffering from PTS,” the group’s website explains, “re-experience traumatic events years and even decades later, reliving the helplessness, fear, and horror associated with their traumatic event. Such strong, negative reactions often lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, depression, guilt, shame, irritability, behavior changes, and thoughts of suicide. These feelings can cause the individual to avoid environments that trigger reminders of the trauma, resulting in isolation and withdrawal from society and often leading to marital problems, difficulty in parenting, job instability, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and even suicide.”