I’m sure many of you have heard or read about Chester Bennington of Linkin Park who died by suicide a couple days ago. If you remember in a previous blog post I wrote about how certain songs, mostly by Linkin Park, helped to spark my emotions and bring back memories of when I was severely depressed. I hope that Chester knew/knows of what a deep impact he had on people. That even though life became more than he was able to handle, he helped save lives of many others. He will be missed.
My deepest condolences go out to those who have lost someone to suicide, and for those themselves who have passed on.
Here is a unedited excerpt from my book on listening to Linkin Park’s music:
“When I wept, and sometimes to induce crying, I’d listen to depressing music. Linkin Park was my poison of choice, in addition to some songs from City and Colour. I listened to these songs on repeat, certain lines resonating with me and making me wish I could end it all. While the music made me cry more, it allowed me to feel some sort of release. As if someone else could understand what I was going through. Dark as it was, and that it sometimes made me want to hurt myself more, it also kept me here.”