Talinda Bennington Unites People Suffering From Depression
36 Hours before his death, Chester Bennington was filmed laughing with his family, while trying funky flavoured jelly beans.
His wife, Talinda Bennington, shared the video and tweeted the reason behind it:
“My next tweet is the most personal tweet I have ever done. I’m showing this so that you know that depression doesn’t have a face or a mood."
“This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him. #f---depression #MakeChesterProud.”
My next tweet is the most personal tweet I have ever done. I'm showing this so that you know that depression doesn't have a face or a mood.— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 16, 2017
Draven Bennington (Chester’s 16 year old son), shared a short clip to youtube for Suicide Prevention Week.
“I want to make a commitment that I will to someone before I hurt myself when I'm feeling depressed, sad or going through a hard week, month or year. I want to challenge you to do the same -- to help yourself, not hurt yourself,” he said.
Talinda spoke to Nikki Sixx from Sixx Sense to talk about her social media campaign to unite and help people suffering from depression with the hashtags #MakeChesterProud and #F---Depression.
"One of those sleepless nights, I was on Twitter and I was reading through just hundreds of condolences to myself and my children," Talinda explained how she came up with the campaign. "And I started to notice that fans were saying they were hurting, and they didn't know what to do. And it weighed heavily on my heart, because their words were comforting me. And I just thought to myself, 'You know what? What if we could just talk to each other?'"
"The loss of my husband just left such a gap in our world, and I feel like his death is kind of the straw that broke the camel's back with this," she continued. "He's left me with such a huge platform to be able to be heard, and that's what I plan on doing in his name, in his honour."
Linkin Park are reuniting for a memorial concert in honour of their dear friend.