Bennington handed away in July 2017, having taken his personal life on the age of 41. Yearly since, Talinda has shared a private message on Instagram to commemorate his birthday (March 20).
This yr’s message was significantly heart-wrenching, as she wrote: “The ache doesn’t get any simpler however you get used to it’s what they are saying. I’m unsure I consider that in any respect. There’s no getting used to one of these grief. I’m doing my finest to lift our infants the best way we at all times talked about. You have been my different half and it’s so laborious strolling with out you. I really like you and we’re celebrating you right now.”
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Following the dying of Bennington 5 years in the past, Talinda has been an outspoken advocate for consciousness round psychological well being. On what would have been Bennington’s forty second birthday, she launched the nonprofit organisation 320 Adjustments Route, which goals to make assets extra accessible to these fighting psychological sickness, and “change the tradition” surrounding psychological well being.
In 2018, Talinda spoke out in regards to the warning indicators she’d noticed within the months previous Bennington’s suicide. She defined that she’d change into “extra educated” in regards to the hints that present somebody could also be at risk of taking their very own lives, saying: “They have been positively there: the hopelessness, the change of habits, isolation – that was all a part of our day by day life.”
A yr later, she known as on followers to share video messages highlighting the significance of being open about psychological well being. Bennington’s son, Draven, had beforehand shared a video for Suicide Prevention Week in 2017.
In 2020, Talinda was honoured with a ‘Psychological Well being Ambassador’ award. It was given to her by Didi Hirsch Psychological Well being Providers, a nonprofit organisation offering psychological well being, substance abuse and suicide prevention providers for over 75 years.
In the meantime, final April noticed Gray Daze – the band fronted by Chester Bennington earlier than he went on to type Linkin Park – announce that they have been engaged on a brand new album to honour the late singer.
It’ll comply with their 2020 effort ‘Amends’, an album of reworked tracks constructed round Bennington’s unique vocal takes. NME known as the album “a terrific fashionable rock document” in a four-star evaluate.