Everyone thinks that mental illness is something that we have to hide… We don’t…or at least we shouldn’t. There is this stigma surrounding mental illness that is just so enraging. Seriously. It makes me upset that so many people can only think negatively about someone who has a mental illness… This is why so many of us never seek help or why we never tell anyone what it is really like to be in our heads.
We should not be ashamed about our disease. Our illness. We should not be ashamed of talking to someone about it. There is nothing wrong with getting help.
If anyone knows of Linkin Park, they will know that Chester Bennington lost in his battle with mental illness. So many of us fans have been taking it really hard. But as the song heavy says….’there’s comfort in the panic’. Because while all of us fans are having a hard time coming to terms with an idols death and coping with our own illness. In the midst of all this grief Talinda Bennington, Chester’s wife, has been there for his fans. She has been trying to break the stigma about mental illness that her husband suffered from, that his fans suffer from. In the midst of her pain…she is there lifting others up.