Today marked a sad anniversary today as Linkin Park Chester Bennington would have turned 42 years old.  Pennington tragically took his own life in 2017, but we can use this day as a reminder that talking about mental health is SO important and if you need help, to go seek it.

 

Chester Bennington’s widow Talinda Bennington has launched her own mental health campaign on the birthday of her late husband urging fans to “learn the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering”.

 

I decided to open up a bit further into own struggles with mental health today, while we paid tribute to Chester with a Linkin Park Song in Jam Sandwhich today (The lunch hour show where you vote Jam or No Jam to keep our songs on the air):

 

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Lauren

LISTEN: Lauren Opens Up About Her Own Mental Health Struggles on Chester Bennington's Birthday & Urges You To Get Help

Originally Aired: March 20, 2018

 

I’ve also touched on this subject more in depth with Chester passed earlier last year:

 

If you are looking for a place to start in your own mental health journey, here are a few numbers to start:

 

-Alberta Mental Health Line: 1-877-303-2642
-National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-866-531-2600 (Canada)
-National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (US)

-Alberta Mental Health Service’s website

 

All the best, and remember to get help if you need it. You are ALWAYS worth it.

 

Rest in Peace Chester.

 

– Lauren Hunter