NEW RELEASE | “TEXAS WITHOUT YOU”
Addiction and mental health issues do not represent the heart of the addict or the depressed. Rather, they speak loudly to a situation that must be met with compassion, connection, and awareness. There is no shame in addiction and mental health instability, but there is shame if we refuse to acknowledge it and attempt to sweep the diseases under the rug. It's hard to know how to help those that are closest to us. Perhaps we can be brave enough to make the mistakes by being willing to have the dialogue. #UseYourVoice #SpeakUp
I wrote this song after I lost a childhood friend to suicide. His depression fed the addiction which furthered the mental health decline, which caused a greater addiction - and the cycle continued. By sharing this story, I hope to create more awareness and more compassion within myself and those who will listen.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
Drug & Alcohol Recovery Hotlines: www.recovery.org
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: www.bbrfoundation.org
American Mental Health Foundation: americanmentalhealthfoundation.org
Alcoholics Anonymous: aa.org
Support for the family members of alcoholics:
Support for teenage family members of alcoholics:
Released June 24, 2017
“Texas Without You” written by Kasey Rausch
Performed by: The Country Duo & Friends
Kasey Rausch: vocals, acoustic guitar
Marco Pascolini: pedal steel guitar
Matthew Brahl: drums
Brendan Moreland: electric bass
Recorded and mixed by Brendan Moreland
Temple Sound, Kansas City, Missouri.
June 13, 2017. Arranged and produced by everyone.