[Photo by: Linkin Park/YouTube]
Back in May, Linkin Park talked more about their non-profit, Music For Relief, in an effort to inspire others to make a positive difference in their community. Today, they shared the heartfelt footage and gave a behind-the-scenes look at what the charity is going to support.
Chester Bennington and the rest of Linkin Park talk through the program they started, along with information on how you can support the band’s One More Light fund.
“Just the act of seeing someone struggling and then letting them know that you see their struggle makes a difference,” Bennington says.
The band are focusing their efforts on Solar Suitcases, or solar electricity kits, to help remote health clinics without electricity. The fund will also be shining a light on mental health, helping individuals and families coping with mental and emotional struggles.
“The band is really aware that we have an amazing and unique connection of people all around the world, and when any of them are falling down, we want to do something to pick them up,” Mike Shinoda says.
Watch their interview session below:
For more information on the One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington, or to donate, check out their site here.
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
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