With May being Mental Health month, and the week beginning the 16th marked as Mental Health Awareness week, acoustic folk artist Patrick Craig has released details of a charity single with all money going to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK; suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45.
On the issue, Patrick says ‘The stigma of mental health is something that is thankfully being eradicated, and the best way it is being done so is by people talking openly and honestly about it.’ In order to raise awareness, Patrick is releasing ‘Fighter’ from his debut album ‘True Story’.
‘I wrote Fighter for a friend of mine, and it features a lot of lines that have been told to me by various friends when I’ve been in a similar place’ he says. Patrick has also released a video to accompany ‘Fighter’ and to further help raise awareness for Mental Health month.
You can buy ‘Fighter’ from Bandcamp here for a minimum price of £1, but you can pay more if you would like to. Packaged with ‘Fighter’ will be a full band demo of the song ‘Splinters’, which has a few differences within the lyrics and overall sound than that of the album version.
For more information on CALM, whether you want to help or need help, please visit their website here.