Former FWPD Officer Tegan Broadwater Teams With Rapper Lou Charle$ On Song About Mental Health – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A retired Fort Worth policeman is intending to motivate discussions about psychological health utilizing a medium that many individuals associate with – music.
Tegan Broadwater is a previous undercover policeman who has constantly wanted music. After leaving authorities work, he began pursing his musical profession however still wished to do something that was impactful within his neighborhood, so he composed a tune called ‘BLAME,’ under his artist name ‘Tee Cad,’ which deals with the lots of concerns that develop after a catastrophe takes place.
“I got to a point where I wanted to start making a difference again – because with police work you are able to go out every day and feel like you are making a difference,” Broadwater states. “So, I started reigniting my musical endeavors.”
The video for ‘BLAME’ includes up-and-coming rap artist “Lou Charle$” and follows the real story of a Southlake teenager called Reed Bartosh.
Broadwater states he understood the household well and saw first-hand Bartosh’s fight with stress and anxiety, anxiety and ultimately dependency.
Prior to Bartosh’s moms and dads might acknowledge it, Broadwater states the teenager began taking drugs from the household’s medication cabinet, which ultimately digressed to street substance abuse consisting of heroin.
Once the dependency was revealed, Broadwater states the teenager’s moms and dads got Bartosh into several rehabilitations, however sadly simply after his 19thbirthday—the teenager took his own life in 2018.
In the video, Bartosh’s battles are illustrated with his villain intentionally provided as faceless, representing his dependency, his stress and anxiety, and his drug dealership.
Bartosh’s real-life dealership wound up getting 28 years in federal jail for drug trafficking and was offered partial duty for the teenager’s death.
The video ends with a call to action, motivating anybody who requires aid, or understands somebody who requires aid, to connect and get aid.
“We are trying to get a message across where we inspire [the viewer] to have those conversations that are typically so uncomfortable to have,” Broadwater states.
“The video has a call to action for people who are struggling or know someone who is struggling, so that someone will pick up the phone and take some action so we can get ahead of some of these issues that so many kids sit on until it is too late.”
Broadwater confesses, the concern of “who’s to blame” for Bartosh’s death is a concern we might never ever actually understand the response to, however he believes just asking the concern, will go a long method assisting individuals analyze the crucial subject of psychological health.
If you understand somebody having a hard time with stress and anxiety, anxiety or dependency call the nationwide helpline for the Drug abuse and Mental Health Providers Administration at 1-800-662-HELP.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.