Chester Bennington's wife launches mental health awareness campaign to commemorate late husband's birthday

PTI

Mar,08 2018 17:20:01 IST

Los Angeles: Talinda Bennington, wife of late Chester Bennington, on Thursday launched a mental health awareness campaign on the Linkin Park frontman's birthday.

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and wife Talinda arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (BILLBOARD-ARRIVALS) - LM2E85K1RS601

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and wife Talinda arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Reuters

The initiative, called 320 Changes Direction, aims to support people with mental health issues while also working towards transforming the culture and stigma around it.

Taking to Twitter on rocker's 42nd birthday, Talinda asked his fans to post photos of themselves holding their hands up with 'I Am The Change' written on them.

"To honour Chester, asking you to Change Direction. On March 20th, post a picture holding up your hand, which symbolises you know the 5 signs of emotional well-being.

Write 'I Am The Change' on your hand. Because the change begins within ourselves," Talinda tweeted.

The 'I Am The Change' hands symbolises the five signs of emotional well-being which are — take care, check in, engage, relax and know.

Bennington, 41, was found dead at his California home on 20 July, 2017. His death was later ruled as suicide by a coroner.

Updated Date: Mar 08, 2018 17:27 PM