Celeb gone goodness? We'll take it. Cosmopolitan just named Russell Brand the lead in its Fun Fearless Male Awards, with the funnyman gracing the cover of its February issue. All that aside, Katy Perry's hubby is dedicating time to a cause by using Edward Norton's Crowdrise platform.
Brand is raising awareness for the seriousness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a wellness outreach that aids soldiers in overcoming the condition. Dubbed Operation Warrior Wellness, the outreach by the David Lynch Foundation uses the technique of Transcendental Meditation to help improve both mental and physical health. Brand has openly stated that the technique helped him combat addiction.
Those who suffer from PTSD face symptoms like depression, insomnia, substance abuse, and more. "Let's help them overcome PTSD so they can live in peace. Do it for your brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers who are doing their part to protect their country," Brand writes.
You can help raise awareness about PTSD and show your support for the troops by sending cards to hospitalized veterans or hosting a movie screening to show a glimpse of life through the eyes of soldiers.