RIP to Linkin Park’s frontman, Chester Bennington.
It has been said a million times, but the message cannot be stressed enough! Mental illness is in fact, a real issue and should never be taken lightly no matter who or what the situation is.
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his home around 9 a.m. this morning July 20th. The cause of death was issued as suicide by hanging. Bennington was only 41.
If you grew up in the 90’s with some sort of game system, chances are you know a Linkin Park song or two. In 2003 rapper Jay Z crossed over genres and linked up with the band to create the Grammy award winning track “Numb/Encore.” Arguably one of the best collaboratives to date.
TMZ reported that Bennington struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. The report claims that he considered committing suicide in the past from struggling with issues stemming from abuse he suffered as a child by an older male.
Often times we as humans tend to put things off to the back of our mind hoping that we can forget. We begin to numb the pain with drugs and alcohol, which only allows the problem to fester and develop into something much worse. It’s easier said than done, but if you are going through anything mentally or emotionally seek help before it’s too late.
Here is a list of hotlines that are available 24 hours for assistance:
Trans Lifeline # 877-565-8860
Suicide Prevention # 800-273-8255
Domestic Violence # 800-799-7233
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741