Talinda Bennington & Anna Shinoda Talk About Chester Bennington Suicide (January 31st, 2018)

Following the sudden and tragic passing of Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park in July 2017, Live Nation Ontario, Warner Music Canada, Canadian Event Safety and Event Safety Alliance have joined together to present Strike a Chord - Looking After Each Other, a discussion on mental wellness within the entertainment industry. Wednesday, January 31st was when this event took place and holds an interview of Chester Bennington’s wife Talinda Bennington and Mike Shinoda’s wife Anna Shinoda during Bell Let’s Talk.

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I saw some parts with Talinda talking about Chester and I had immediately tears in my eyes. She looks so strong. I admire her for her strength and involvement in this cause.

This was so compelling to watch, I was planning to watch a bit but couldn’t turn it off. They were all so honest and genuine in their responses x

I have yet to watch this. I don’t know how I would handle it.

Oh my… i couldn’t finish watching it. Talinda speaking about Chester’s death has me crying like a baby :frowning:

First, I love Anna and Talinda voices are so soothing to listen to. I wish, could just listen to them talk.

With the mental illness I have, I’m very thankful for the type that I have, cause it could be something like Depression, bipolar, anxiety, psychopath, or sociopath.

My mental illness is boarder line autism, ADHD, speech impediment by talking slow and with slight studder.

How it came about is, when my mother was pregnant with me, my dad beat her. He kicked her in the stomach and came close to running her over. Due to that she came close to many almost miscarriage with me. A month after I was born, I got sick, my lung collapsed, and I ended up dieing eight times.

And going by what Talinda said, Chester was a bit talkative. I also happen to be a bit of a “chatty Kathy” myself. I’ve had this issue since I was a small child, got in trouble at school for it, and when she said that story about him talking to to Dave and after a bit, zoned out or not listening to him. It happens to me a lot, when I try to talk to people after a little bit, they start zoning out or paying attention to something else. I think it’s mostly to do with my slow speech and they get annoyed by it after a bit and don’t want to listen to me talk.


Thank you @paddie_pothead for sharing your story with us! :slight_smile:
Wish you all the best and stay strong! :muscle: