[Photo by: Keeahtay Lewis]
Thursday's Geoffrey Rickly has shared his thoughts on why singers seem to have higher suicide rates through Twitter.
Check out his full thoughts below.
Following the death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, one fan reached out to Rickly asking if he had any insights on why this seems to happen in the industry along with asking “How do we help people who (from an outside view) seem to have it all?”
Rickly responded with an amazing note that went into detail about the pressures that singers have to face, along with the environment that all band members find themselves in.
He starts the note by comparing singers to goalies in that “you're a team mate but you stand alone and often get blamed when you lose the game. This youngest child/only child dynamic is stressful for introverts, in the best of times.”
Rickly also revealed in this letter that he's had “periods where [he] didn't think he could handle it anymore.”
Read the entire note below.
.in response to your question pic.twitter.com/sAEd68iYT6
— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) July 20, 2017
State Champs' Ryan Scott Graham replied to the post commenting, “Really keenly articulated.”
This sentiment was shared by Attila's frontman Chris Fronzak who wrote “real shit man.”
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington died at the age of 41.
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