To mark the birthday of the deceased American singer-songwriter Chester Bennington, his widow Talinda decided to take the opportunity to spread awareness about mental illnesses.
The American rock band Linkin Park’s lead singer who would have turned 42 today, has become a beaming light for the world even after his demise; thanks to his widow Talinda Bennington, who has decided to launch a campaign that sheds light on mental illnesses and encourages fans of the deceased singer to help those in ailing, to honor the life of the late singer.
In a message posted on Twitter, Talinda revealed the campaign titled Change Direction, along with five signs of emotional health. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my love @ChesterBe. From the day we met, you have changed me for the better. Today, I honor you. RIP BOO. Visit https://t.co/bZ2yDAq3y1 to make a pledge to know the five signs of emotional health,” stated her tweet.
She further added, talking to international media outlets: “The passing of my husband cannot be in vain. His passing was a catalyst for opening up dialogue with respect to emotional and mental health. Throughout his life, he saved countless lives with his music and philanthropy. And through his death, he continues to save lives by spotlighting the urgent need for a change in our mental health culture.”
Chester had taken his own life on July 20 last year, and had left an entire generation who grew up listening to him, in heartache due to his sudden demise.