Thursday is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness day and the big message this year is urging veterans to reach out for help. A Lodi businessman and song writer by the name of George Gibson is hoping to do just that with a new song called, "Oh Jimmy, this ain't Right".
Gibson was asked to write the song for a veterans event, and although his high lottery number kept him out of the Vietnam war, he says he saw plenty of others coming home changed and channeled those memories into the lyrics. He says the reaction has been very emotional.
"The ones that hit me the hardest are the widows. You know, the people who've had service men or women-- widows or widowers-- commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide," says Gibson. " And they've just said I'm so glad this is coming out of the shadows."
Tying those emotions to research, he learned about many vets commit suicide each year and how many are not getting the help they need.
"Almost 70 percent of them are not connected to any support groups, so the real push behind this video and the real message I'm hearing from the vets is 'thank god your sending a message out that people need to get connected'," said Gibson.