March, 20th, 1976 Chester Bennington was born! Happy Birthday CB! It's crazy looking back 8 months today, he lost his battle with depression, and today his widow gave us an assignment. Talinda Bennington wants us to get to know the monster that is depression and mental illness by learning the Five Signs of Emotional suffering, and some healthy habits we can use to combat them. The Five Signs: PERSONALITY CHANGE, AGITATED, WHITHDRAW, POOR SELF-CARE, HOPELESSNESS. Keep these in the back of your mind, and if you see someone showing them HELP! There's more! Scroll down, and see what you can on Social media to spread the word, and get more on Talinda's Campaign to Change Direction @ changedirection.org.
Here's Talinda Bennington's message via NME
“Thank you for your time and attention to this request,” wrote Talinda in a message to fans. “To honour Chester’s birthday, I have decided that 320 Changes Direction will do a call to action via social media. I’m asking you to promise to learn the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering and the Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-being.”
She continued: “I ask that you post a picture of yourself holding up your hand, which symbolizes you know the Five Signs. Write “I AM THE CHANGE” on your hand and please use #320ChangesDirection. Because we are the CHANGE in our mental health culture. Every one of us is changing it by sharing your thoughts, offering support, and by simply being aware that we have our mental health to care for.”