An album by veterans, about veterans, for veterans living through their mental health journeys
Music for the Mind is a fundraiser for CMHA of NB, all proceeds go to support mental health initiatives throughout New Brunswick
- The Wall – Maureen Dennis
- I Built A Wall – The Once
- The Troubled Mind of a Damaged Man – Ricky Arsenault
- Ain’t No Picnic – Jason Cull
- The Corporal – Chris Blackstock
- Changes Made – Tom Barrett
- That Old Feeling – Grace Shears
- When We Were Soldiers – Jason Cull
- Price of Peace – Alf Dalton
- Break The Silence – Chris Kane
- If I Should Fall – Shawn Wilkie
- Mon Regard Vers Le Nord – Jocelyn Grégoire
- I’d Be the One – Roland Barrett
- The Fight Within – Judy Sparkes
There is a delay in the distribution to online platforms for Music for the Mind: Veterans Edition. The album will be available for streaming soon.
To purchase a CD for $20, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pathways to Better Days
Pathways to Better Days is a registered, Not for Profit Foundation that was originally developed as a PTSD peer support group by a Veteran in July of 2019. Our doors are open to all as our hope is to create a diverse and inclusive community where uniforms do not define the individual. Everyone wears a uniform to some extent as we journey through life. Whether it be a soldier or a mom. As peers we grew stronger together and we focused on erasing the stigma surrounding mental health and separation that exists in today’s society. We highlight the growth side of PTSD and trauma through sharing conversation that helps us develop strategies and tools to deal with our daily challenges associated with living with PTSD and trauma.
We incorporate music with our meetings and quickly recognize the profound effect that music has on individuals attending the group from all walks of life. We expanded our audience and created a Facebook sister group called Pathways to Better Days – Music Heals the Soul. Through song writing, peer support and music our diverse community continues to grow on a global level. We host weekly local jam sessions, support groups and offer mobile outreach to those in need of comfort through the harmony of music. Testimonials show that our methods of combining music with peer support have been contributing factors to their overall improvement in their health and wellness.
We are on a mission to connect Veterans and First Responders living with PTSD and trauma to our safe and inclusive community of likeminded people. Our vision is to one day have our own healing haven that will enable us to expand upon the existing Pathways to Better Days community on a more personal level. We aim to inspire and empower our peers to their highest potential through connection and music. We continue to explore pathways to innovative ideas of integration of music into our healing platform through nature, family inclusive programs, healthy eating, mindfulness and movement. This year, Pathways to Better Days is thrilled and honored to be partnering with CMHA of NB as together we launch the Music for the Mind – Veterans Edition. Thank you for this amazing opportunity! #MusicHealstheSoul
“It’s an incredible honour to be able to extend this opportunity to our Veterans allowing them to explore their personal journeys creatively. Through the universal language of music, we can all open doorways to continued healing, sharing and new connections” – Wanda Rossiter, Co-Founder of Pathways to Better Days.
StudioZproductions is a boutique audio recording facility located in Moncton, NB. Mike Oz is a veteran music producer and a trained mental health counselor. “When I was first asked to produce this project, I was on board instantly as it fuses my passion for music and mental health advocacy. The energy around this compilation has been incredible. Living the emotions all these artists brought forward was intense and unforgettable.”