Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Wounded warriors often return home with optimistic expectations of life “going back to normal” after months on the battlefield. Recent statistics documenting veteran suicide rates at one a day, clearly speak to the harsh reality for many warriors transitioning from war to daily life, while challenged with the invisible scars of PTSD. On April 19th, one independent musician from Virginia Beach is lending her voice to the journey of healing those scars, through her original fundraising anthem In Between. Bekah Eden, Cause Musician and Malibu Music Award Winner for Best Upcoming Female Artist, is partnering with national 501(c)(3) nonprofit HH4Heroes (Harvesting Happiness 4 Heroes) to raise awareness and financial support for the organization, offering stigma-free positive psychology coaching management programs to wounded warriors left voiceless in their fight for sustained happiness in reintegration.
Eden premiered the worldwide music video of In Between on Thursday, April 18th, in the popular online magazine Cultural Weekly, from esteemed Hollywood Producer and Editor Adam Liepzig. Eden’s music video will premiere along with a personal interview including Lisa Cypers Kamen, Director of HH4Heroes and acclaimed Positive Psychology Coach, discussing the motivation, writing process, meaning and intent of the anthem, which will play a pivotal role in raising awareness for the mission of HH4Heroes. In Between chronicles the struggle of Veterans living with the invisible wounds of PTSD, who find themselves “In Between” war and everyday life. “From the first moment we heard the song’s soaring melody, powerful piano line and inspired lyrics, we knew it would resonate with our Veterans, their families, and others carrying around the scars of trauma,” says Kamen, Director of HH4Heroes.org.
Blending music therapy with HH4Heroes.org integrated programming is a reflection of the healing power music has on the mind. Recent evidence from a CNN reported study shows that the healing power of music goes well beyond just lifting your mood: new research shows that the tempo, movement and dynamics in music can trigger a unique brain response, physically and emotionally helping people overcome trauma. Eden’s song has recently reflected this evidence as it stirs the hearts of many wounded warriors and civilians, empathetic to its lyrics showcased in Eden’s live performances throughout the nation, including HH4Heroes and Wounded Warrior Project retreats. Eden’s iTunes download of In Between has already benefited HH4Heroes through its first royalty check donated to the nonprofit earlier this month, proving that Eden’s ability to lend a voice to unspoken emotion touches all who hear her music.
On becoming a part of the solution to PTSD for wounded warriors, Eden says, “I hope the song will inspire listeners as much as our warriors have inspired me to write on their behalf. I am honored to have the song become an official part of the HH4Heroes home.”
A video interview about the song is available at BekahEden.com. Bekah Eden and Lisa Cypers Kamen will join Seattle WAVE Radio later in the month with DJ Lori Ness, celebrating Month of the Military Child. Find out more at BekahEden.com or HH4Heroes.org.