Chris Cornell’s brother shares touching statement in lieu of Suicide Prevention Day
[Photo by: Whitney Newell]

In lieu of Suicide Prevention Day, Peter Cornell shared a photo and some touching words of his late brother, Chris Cornell yesterday.

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Last year, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died by suicide. His family has since been adamantly changing the narrative around suicide and doing work to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.

“In March I sent my Brother an email and asked if he was okay, and he responded, ‘I got this Brother,’” Peter Cornell said in the Facebook post.

The post goes on to describe the struggle Peter Cornell and the rest of the family have endured in the past year while celebrating small triumphs along the way. The post also radiates the importance of being a part of the conversation.

“My intention is not to reenact the horror for you or me or anyone,” Cornell says. “This isn’t about you or me or the loved ones that are left behind with a million questions. This is for the one who has lost his voice.”

You can read the full Facebook post below.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there is help to be found.  Please consider these online resources and talk to your regular doctor about your symptoms:

MentalHealth.gov – Get Immediate Help
ImAlive – Online Crisis Network
International Association For Suicide Prevention – Resources
The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
The National Alliance On Mental Illness
American Psychiatric Association – Finding Help
National Institute Of Mental Health
American Psychological Association – Psychologist locator