American entertainer Jessica Lynn is incredibly proud to partner with British Army veteran, musician, writer and psychotherapist Liam Wakefield from Sussex, England on her new single "You Save Me." A song that describes the power music and the arts can have on mental health, the duo hopes to raise awareness around this important issue.
After being diagnosed with an incurable and rare genetic condition, Liam was medically retired from the military with his mental health rapidly declining. In an alcohol-fueled suicide attempt, Liam tried to close the curtain on what appeared to be an inescapable depression. This unsuccessful attempt proved to be the catalyst for change, and with rallying support from so many, Liam was able to find away back from the consuming darkness. It was during his recovery that Liam reconnected with music––a lifelong passion that he neglected whilst in the army––and he decided to channel the raw emotion and passion from the daily pain and found a new purpose in life. It was music and the love of writing that gave him a sense of self-belief, and he has since devoted his life to suicide prevention and mental health care, especially within the military community, where so many harbor a deep pain from a daily battle with mental health.
After meeting Liam and hearing his incredible story, Jessica was inspired to write this song and use it to make a difference. In addition to her success as an award-winning international performer, Jessica’s star has shined brightly not only on the musical stage, but also on the world stage, helping to illuminate many humanitarian causes as an advocate for our military, the arts, animals, and as a mentor for young women, children, and performing artists worldwide. Her touring and unique prior experience as a certified teacher also led to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs inviting her to become an elite member of American Music Abroad. This prestigious honor currently has Jessica traveling to countries across the globe bringing American music, culture, and mentorship as an ambassador for the USA.
A charity that Liam feels strongly about is "Forging Forward." Forging Forward is a non-profit organization focused on healing visible and invisible wounds of Veterans, First Responders and their families.
ALL proceeds from the "You Save Me" single and "Music Saves" merchandise line go to this incredible cause.
Forging Forward is humbled that Jessica and Liam chose our organization to benefit from their talent! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!