Craig Morgan Brings Awareness for Not Alone as Spokesperson

Country Music Giant Builds Awareness of Organization Helping Military Men and Women with Combat Stress

Not AloneCraig MorganNASHVILLE, TN – Country music superstar Craig Morgan is helping thousands of military men, women and their families who are struggling with the aftereffects of combat and the difficulties transitioning to life back at home as a spokesperson for Not Alone. Not Alone is an organization that empowers warriors and families dealing with combat stress through training, education, counseling and support.

American soldiers of the 21st century are serving in combat longer than almost any U.S. soldiers in the nation’s past with many soldiers serving multiple deployments with little break in between. Three in 10 soldiers show signs of mental illness or marital problems after their third and fourth deployments.

Additionally, suicides are at record levels, divorce rates among enlisted soldiers continue to climb and rates of mental illness and prescription drug abuse are soaring.

Families of the soldiers need help too. A study published in New England Journal of Medicine in January 2010 demonstrated that prolonged deployment was associated with more mental health diagnoses including depression, anxiety, acute stress and adjustment disorders in wives of military.

Since September 11, 2001, it is estimated that over 300,000 warriors have symptoms of PTSD or combat stress. Combined with affected family members, this number grows to an estimated million people affected.

Not Alone – http://www.notalone.comNot Alone provides an anonymous online community where military men, women and their families can find support from others who are going through the same issues. Its core purpose is to ensure every warrior, veteran and family member gains knowledge and simple, confidential access to programs in order to empower them in their lives after war. At notalone.com, they find support groups, educational topics, blogging opportunities, and resources for face to face counseling – all at no charge.

“When I heard about what Not Alone was doing, I knew I wanted to be involved. We can’t sit quietly aside while our country’s bravest are struggling. They put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and they deserve to be honored and know that if they need help, they are not alone,” said Craig Morgan.

In his role as spokesperson for Not Alone, Craig will bring awareness to this resource through his website, media interviews and concert appearances. Craig is currently a part of Carrie Underwood’s “Play on” tour, where he will perform for hundreds of thousands of fans through June.

Prior to becoming a country music star, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and additional years in the Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award.

To learn more about Not Alone, log onto http://www.notalone.com.

Webster & Associates

Craig Morgan Photo Provided by Webster & Associates

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