With the release of a new short film, Colt Ford is honoring soldiers who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in the armed forces.

The film features Ford's song "Workin' On" and takes the song's music video a step further by explaining more about PTSD and how it impacts veterans' home lives.

“There’s men and women that are suffering and struggling with PTSD, that have given everything for us to be able to have the freedoms that we do. And because we can’t see it, a lot of times it goes unnoticed,” Ford says in a press release. “So, I just wanted to try and make as big a deal of it as possible so we can get some help."

Ford introduces the film -- which readers can watch above -- alongside Lone Survivor Foundation creator and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who founded the LSF after he watched several of his fellow soldiers die during Operation Redwing in Afghanistan in 2007.

“I met Marcus not long after my first record came out, maybe early ’09,” Ford recalls. “[My then-publicist] called me and goes, ‘Hey have you ever heard of Marcus Luttrell?’ I go, ‘Yeah, absolutely.’ I knew the story and everything. [She said,] ‘Well, he’s in town doing something with his book, and we asked him what country artist he wanted to meet, and he said Colt Ford.’

“I was like, ‘Really?’ At that point I was so new,” Ford continues. “But we just met, became buddies, became really good friends. We just struck up a friendship. Those guys, Special Forces guys, they’re a little bit of a different breed. And to be able to be in their inner circle is really cool and a special honor for me."

"Workin' On" is available for download on iTunes and Amazon.

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