GIVING your life in the service of your country is the greatest sacrifice of all, but with Remembrance Sunday soon with us, Combat Stress is also asking people to remember the heroes who returned home but with their lives changed forever.
Research suggests that more than 45,000 of the 191,000 troops who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan – nearly a quarter – could develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or be battling other mental health problems like depression, mood disorders or anxiety and these are only the ones who admit to it too.
It is for these heroes that the band Clacket Lane have produced the single Home Again, available to download from November 5th through iTunes, Play.com or Amazon.co.uk with all proceeds going to Combat Stress, to help the charity give our heroes their lives back.
For these soldiers, sailors and airmen the battle rages on when they get home and their inability to face or deal with these issues results in marriage break ups, unemployment, social isolation, substance abuse and even suicide.
Tim Hagger of Clacket Lane, said: “These are our heroes too, and they deserve better than a life where their suffering prevents them from keeping their family together, or they face flashbacks to horrors that the rest of us would not even dare to imagine. We have produced this single because we want to do as much as we can to give them their lives back”
Eight in Ten veterans suffering from mental health issues are ashamed or embarrassed about their condition, with more than one in three unable to tell their families about their problems.
Tom from Combat Stress, “We want to remove the stigma that is associated with PTSD…So far this year 10 Falklands Veterans have sought help from us for the first time, 30 years after the conflict ended.”
It is time that we as a nation realised it is a strength to be able to face mental health problems and deal with them, not a weakness to actually have them.
Please help Combat Stress to give our heroes their lives back.
Visit: http://www.HomeAgain4no1.co.uk to pre-order your copy
Press Contact Details:
Nicola Hudson - 01372 587 168
Tim Hagger – 07789 810 728
Clacket Lane were formed in 1999 and have enjoyed supporting main stream acts throughout their career including most recently McFly, Noah and the Whale and Labrinth.
“Home Again” preview:- http://www.youtube.com/clacketlane
BFBS interview: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-7xVQ1ZT4s
Photos: http://www.photobucket.com username: clacketlane password: clacket1
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