Chester Bennington’s Wife Talinda Is Working With Kevin Lyman On A New Project
This weekend marked two years since the passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and it was the final ever instalment of the iconic Warped Tour after a quarter-century.
Now it looks like those worlds are colliding as Warped bossman Kevin Lyman is teaming up with Chester’s wife Talinda on a new project.
Tweeting yesterday morning, Kevin said that after a vacation he will be announcing the 320 Project – “a collaboration with Talinda Bennington in honour of her late husband Chester, to promote mental health awareness and resources.”
Talinda is the co-founder of 320 Changes Direction, an organisation set-up following Chester’s death that aims to educate and help friends and family members of those who are suffering with their mental health.
“The idea for 320 was born out of my personal experience and the recognition that we can do better to address the needs of those who are suffering with mental health concerns and addiction,” reads Talinda’s statement on the 320 Changes Direction website. “For 13 years I watched my husband Chester struggle with depression and substance use. I often felt scared and alone. I was uneducated about the challenges he faced and I wanted information – but finding answers to my questions and available help for our family was very difficult.
“After my husband lost his battle with depression and addiction, I knew I had to make a change to the mental health landscape.”
We’ll have to wait and see what the new 320 Project has in store, but making sure those who need help with their mental health receive the care they need can only be a good thing.
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