Chester Bennington's Widow Starts Mental Health Awareness Campaign

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Chester Bennington's widow Talinda Bennington is launching a mental health awareness campaign on March 20th to mark what would have been the late Linkin Park singer's 42nd birthday. 

Talinda started the 320 Changes Direction initiative after Chester took his own life in July of 2017. The goal of the initiative is to change the stigma around those suffering from depression, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. 

She is asking fans to post a photo with “I AM THE CHANGE” written on their hands to symbolize the 5 signs of emotional well-being. "To honor @ChesterBe Bday-I’m asking you to Change Direction. On March 20th, post a pic holding up your hand, which symbolizes you know the 5 signs of emotional well-being," she tweeted. "Write “I AM THE CHANGE” on your hand. Bcuz the change begins within ourselves."

Chester was found dead in his California home on July 20th, 2017. He had been suffering from depression, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. He was only 41 years old. 

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