Multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park released a new video today, the same morning that their lead singer, Chester Bennington, killed himself. Bennington had an unfortunate history of substance abuse, and committed suicide by hanging himself at age 41. I am not a Linkin Park devotee, but one of my best friends is. I’ve gone with him to see them perform live a couple times now, and I will say they put on one heck of a show!
I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 and provides a safe and non-judgmental place for people to talk about their crises. I volunteer with one of these call centers and will tell you that the people there are so caring and compassionate. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or click HERE to start an online chat.
Here’s the video they released this morning; take a moment to honor Chester’s memory: