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Chester Bennington’s widow speaks to the Canadian Event Safety Summit: “It’s nobody’s fault.”

Talinda Bennington appeared on a panel at the Canadian Event Safety Summit, which was held last week (January 31) in Toronto.

Since he died last summer, Talinda has been spending a lot of time talking about the dangers of depression and what can happen if you don’t heed the warning signs and seek treatment. The Event Safety Summit was the perfect place for her message. From the website:

We know that life in the entertainment industry can be both rewarding and challenging to our mental health. Now we need to move past awareness; it’s time to focus on action.

Last July, Chester Bennington, lead singer for Linkin Park, tragically and unexpectedly took his life. Our panel includes several of those closest to him, including Talinda Bennington (Chester’s wife), Anna Shinoda (his band mate’s wife), and Jim Digby (Director of Touring and Production for Linkin Park), plus Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen (Psychologist). Together, they will draw on their experiences to talk about mental health within the entertainment family.
During the talk, Talinda speaks of the last time she saw Chester and about some of the struggles he was going through in his last months. You can watch the whole presentation here.

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