If you are dealing with mental health issues, you can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or enter their live chat.
Chris Cornell’s brother Peter has posted the following on Facebook in the past week.
My Brother and my Father in Law. 3 months to the day. May they both Rest In Peace.”
“Yikes!!! What’s up with that shirt?!?! This photo was taken right after I joined the priesthood!!”
Chris Cornell’s brother Peter wrote in the Push-Ups For Peter Facebook group recently, using the #FuckDepression hashtag that late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s widow Talinda has been using recently.
This is so overdue.
Although I shut down my social media in late June, I had the good fortune to be apprised of this page — “Push-Ups for Peter”. It was so unexpected. You humble me and honor my Brother with each and every push-up you have done and are doing.
I borrowed the “push-ups for suicide prevention” model from a challenge we did last year directed at suicide prevention amongst returning vets (the statistic behind the challenge was 22 Afghan/Iran war Vets per day take their own lives).
I can’t take credit for the idea then or now. My friend Jeff Newman challenged me originally and then I was reminded how effective it had been to start the conversation about suicide. We obviously hit the mark. Prior to my shutting down, the response and participation had gathered considerable momentum.
And THEN you all picked up the ball and continued the message. Suicide is not a dirty word. It is not a shameful burden for those of us who are left. We can talk about it. We can learn about it. We can maybe raise our awareness so we see something we might have missed otherwise. And just maybe we have the miraculous opportunity to be there at that exact right moment when someone we love needs our ears and our hearts. What I would give for that opportunity.
I thank you for your heart, integrity and your effort. Thank you for keeping my Brother’s spirit alive. Thank you for the love. #Fuckdepression
Cornell also wrote on Facebook yesterday.
The recent months and the tragedy my family has experienced have brought so many thoughtful, honest and caring messages of love and support from thousands around the world.
It is with this in mind that my family and I want to reach out to those who have been and are currently being devastated by the natural disasters that have hit the US and the World.
Many of us have friends, relatives and loved ones (our friend Jon’s mother lost her house in Houston) directly in the path of this destruction.
I want to send love and prayers to ALL that have been touched by this devastation. It moves me to reflect on how quickly our realities can be altered and/or lost. I am reminded to be grateful and embrace my loved ones and cherish every single moment of the love, family and beauty that I have around me.