My heart broke a little when I heard Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died. After all, Linkin Park was huge to me in my teenage years. Then my heart broke wide open when I learned it was a suicide.
Chester’s suicide is another reminder of the importance of mental health and the horrors of addiction.
Here is a note Chester wrote to Chris Cornell after learning of his death. This is heartbreaking.
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 18, 2017
For years, Chester struggled with drugs and alcohol. And in the past he said he had considered committing suicide due to abuse as a child by an older male.
Chester was 41 years old and married with 6 children from 2 wives. How terribly heartbreaking.
Let’s build a world where mental health and addiction aren’t taboo or things to hide. They should just be other things to fix or heal.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255