Close To Home Records release charity compilation

By Ben Tipple

Close To Home Records have released a 45 track charity compilation in aid of MIND. Entitled ‘Some Kind Of Fix’, the record aims to raise awareness of mental health issues.

“The aim of the compilation is to bring together a selection of bands to show support and raise awareness of mental health issues that affect a lot of people every day,” says Close To Home’s Joe Hart.

“Somehow in 2015, we’re still not quite at a point in society where someone can feel comfortable with talking about the fact they might be suffering from a mental illness. We’re not yet at a point where we naturally offer mental health sufferers the support they need. This support should be offered without a thought, but unfortunately, way too often, I open a news tab on the internet or a page in a news paper and I see someone who is given a platform to spread the complete wrong message when it comes to mental health.”

“Not only are we not offering enough help and understanding, there are people boosting the signal of morons who don’t understand what it’s like and have most likely never been through it. Hopefully this reaches someone and helps them understand that what they’re going through is normal. Like, it happens to a LOT of people. In fact, without getting personal, almost every band and record label involved with the tracks on this compilation explained that they or someone close to them had been affected by mental health issues in the past. A lot of them also explained how they had made it through the other side. That’s exactly the kind of open, positive conversation I want to get started with this compilation.”

The record is available to stream and download via BandCamp. All proceeds from the name-your-price download will be donated to MIND.

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