I just watched the Billboard awards, and Iove this. They added a moment of silence for Chris. Losing another artist that I grew up listening to is sad, but hearing how he passed adds to it. They are still confirming, but looks like he may have taken an extra dose of a prescribed medication, and in turn an accidental suicide. Accidental or not, it brings to light a topic that is all too familiar to me as I lost one of my best friends almost 9 years ago- and I walk every year to raise money and suicide awareness. We should talk about it more. We should be there for friends who say they aren't ok- and tell everyone that it's ok if they feel bad... but we're here to talk to. There are people you can call. You can get through this... so I'll end with giving you a website and a number- if you need to talk, they are ALWAYS there - won't judge- and will listen. www.afsp.org and this is what the AFSP posted on their page about Chris...
NEW YORK (MAY 18, 2017) – We recently learned of the death of Chris Cornell, former frontman and musician for the band Soundgarden. Based on reports by the medical examiner, we understand that Mr. Cornell died by suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers its condolences to his family, friends, and everyone touched by Cornell and his music.
There is never a single cause for suicide. Suicide is the result of many factors that come together such as an underlying mental health condition and access to lethal means. We must do more to prevent such tragic deaths through greater awareness of mental health issues, common risks and warning signs, and effective interventions and treatments.
Media interested in learning more information regarding suicide, warning signs and prevention can visit our website at www.afsp.org. For insight on how to report on suicide: https://afsp.org/about-suicide/for-journalists/.
If you need help right now, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.