A tribute page for the band’s singer features resources including phone and text lines to help those struggling with suicidal thoughts
Linkin Park have set up a tribute website to their singer Chester Bennington, who died last week in what is being treated as suicide.
The site, chester.linkinpark.com, features suicide prevention information including phone numbers for the US services Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line. The site also collates social media messages from fans paying tribute to the singer.
Linkin Park, whose pop-friendly blend of hard rock and hip-hop won them tens of millions of fans worldwide, were promoting their recent album One More Light; they recently recorded an episode of Carpool Karaoke with guest star Ken Jeong, to be aired in October.
They have cancelled their North American summer tour, which was due to begin next week.A coroner confirmed that Bennington, who was found at home on Thursday morning, died by hanging. He was 41, and left behind a wife and six children.
For mental health problems in the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123, or visit Mind’s website.
In the US, if you are in crisis or need someone to talk to, call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK.
In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14.
Hotlines in other countries can be found here
Image Source: A tribute to Chester Bennington left outside the US embassy in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Savostyanov/TASS