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Chester Bennington’s Widow Posts Video Of Him 36 Hours Before His Death – “This Is What Depression Looked Like To Us”
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Chester Bennington’s Widow Posts Video Of Him 36 Hours Before His Death – “This Is What Depression Looked Like To Us”

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.

Talinda Bentley, widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, just paid the most touching tribute to her late husband on Twitter

It was a crucial message in light of his tragic passing due to suicide on July 20th

In addition to the touching video, she also shared a family vacation photo to prove the same point

An outpouring of love, grief, and support from fans followed immediately

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.

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Mark Fuller
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4 years ago

I've battled depression for twenty years and how true this is. No. One. Knows. Some of us are deserving of oscar awards for our acting skills.

Grace Barclay
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4 years ago

True. I am a long term sufferer of depression (over 30 years). I wish you peace today, love today and hope for tomorrow.

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Cat Meow
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4 years ago

This is odd (in a good way) seeing it on here. The band has been with me since I was 14. Honestly, his death of suicide hit me harder than I could have ever anticipated. Depression (and all other mental illnesses, for that matter) truly suck. I wouldn't even want to wish this upon my worst enemy. I hope you found peace, Chester. You're truly missed and will be missed forever! <3

Hayley Rodgers
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4 years ago

I didn't even follow his current life and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I still have the hardest time when onw of their songs come on.

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LeAnna Lukas
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4 years ago

Yes it is hard living with depression. I have had it for 35 years. Some days you feel normal other days you feel paralyzed in hell. The negative/suicide thoughts can start out subtle then it overwhelms you, consumes your soul. There have been times I have prayed the Lord's Prayer over and over what seemed like hours to fight the urges to harm myself. It's scary. The sad part is calling a number or holiness or getting help is the furthest thing from your mind.

LeAnna Lukas
Community Member
4 years ago

**hotline. That's the misconception, we are average everyday people. We aren't walking around slumped over , all sad, crying, looking disheveled. We go to work, raise kids, have a life.

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Mark Fuller
Community Member
4 years ago

I've battled depression for twenty years and how true this is. No. One. Knows. Some of us are deserving of oscar awards for our acting skills.

Grace Barclay
Community Member
4 years ago

True. I am a long term sufferer of depression (over 30 years). I wish you peace today, love today and hope for tomorrow.

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Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

This is odd (in a good way) seeing it on here. The band has been with me since I was 14. Honestly, his death of suicide hit me harder than I could have ever anticipated. Depression (and all other mental illnesses, for that matter) truly suck. I wouldn't even want to wish this upon my worst enemy. I hope you found peace, Chester. You're truly missed and will be missed forever! <3

Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
4 years ago

I didn't even follow his current life and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I still have the hardest time when onw of their songs come on.

Load More Replies...
LeAnna Lukas
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes it is hard living with depression. I have had it for 35 years. Some days you feel normal other days you feel paralyzed in hell. The negative/suicide thoughts can start out subtle then it overwhelms you, consumes your soul. There have been times I have prayed the Lord's Prayer over and over what seemed like hours to fight the urges to harm myself. It's scary. The sad part is calling a number or holiness or getting help is the furthest thing from your mind.

LeAnna Lukas
Community Member
4 years ago

**hotline. That's the misconception, we are average everyday people. We aren't walking around slumped over , all sad, crying, looking disheveled. We go to work, raise kids, have a life.

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