Almost 2 months after the tragic loss of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, the world is still reeling. Bennington’s widow, Talinda Bentley, took to Twitter on September 16th to share a private family video, and she wants it to send an important message to everyone watching.
“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,” Bentley wrote before posting the 40-second clip, which shows Bennington laughing and smiling while tasting jelly beans with his children. “This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him,” she further shared, referring to the musician’s death by suicide on the morning of July 20th.
The sombre video proves, indeed, that depression and other mental health struggles are often near impossible to identify through a person’s behaviour, and that great pain often hides behind the most seemingly happy exteriors.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or visit their website.
Author: Stella Over At BoredPanda