“Some studies have shown that for every death by suicide, 200 people have attempted suicide and 400 [other] people have thought about it.”—THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL, CANADA.

Chester Bennington lost his long and public battle to the killer that is mental illness. His bandmates and friends who know him best were shocked, heartbroken, and dismayed over the tragedy.  As were all of us fans of the band, Linkin Park, devastated.

Any one that knows their music and sound knows the emotional voyage you take with each song, but when Chester starts to whale out the verse and hit those high notes… chills!

Remembering Chester Bennington | Heartbreaking Letter | Heartbreaking Letter

Everyone who collaborated or wrote or sang and listened to Chester Bennington sing know he had demons, he sang about them often. The very “demons that ultimately led to his suicide.” – Dear Chester

It was not that this is a shock and there were no signs, the man was a walking bull-horn. It’s that the man seemed to have it coming together, then Chris Cornell’s suicide in May 2017. Was Chester’s decision to suicide fueled by his grief?

Is art reverberating into real life-

Linkin Park Lyrics “In The End”

[Chester Bennington:]
I tried so hard        –           And got so far
            But in the end     –      It doesn’t even matter
                          I had to fall          –          To lose it all
                                    But in the end
        It doesn’t even matter


Some questions we may never have answered, one that needs to be addressed more is Suicide.

MYTH: Talking about suicide—or even using the word—encourages people to try it.

FACT: Bringing the topic out into the open often helps a person with suicidal thoughts to consider other options.

Resources » Suicide and Crisis
In case you or someone you know needs support, here are some resources:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line, the free, nationwide, 24/7 text message service for people in crisis, is here to support. For support in the United States, text HELLO to 741741 or message at facebook.com/CrisisTextLine.

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