Former Fleet Marine Force corpsman, George "Mik" Todd, released a new hip-hop album called Combat Medicine. George raps under the name Doc Todd and his main goal is to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or substance abuse.
According to NPR, Todd took several years before gettingt help for his PTSD. He was depressed and started drinking heavily. Eventually, he realized what he needed to be doing was helping other veterans. With savings from his job as a money manager and help from his wife, he was able to quit his job. He'd been making music since he was a teenager. Now, he wanted to use his music to help veterans heal. And he had plenty of material for his lyrics.
Some lyrics from his song, Not Alone, Doc Todd urges veterans to take action in their own recovery.
The struggle is real
Found a feast
And lost a soul
Eventually my drinking
It got out of control
There in darkness, I roamed
Struggling to find home
See Suddenly death didn't
Feel so Alone
Take those bottles out, dog
and pour 'em in the sink.
Take the needles out of your arm
And the gun away from your forehead.
It's time, man.
You've been through enough pain.
It's time to stand back up.
Learn more about Doc Todd in his interview here.