Chester and Talinda Bennigton


Chester Bennington's Widow Shares Plan To Commemorate Singer's Birthday

By: Scott T. Sterling

March 7, 2018

Linkin Park fans, Talinda Bennington has a request: Change direction.

That’s the message from Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s widow, who shared the thought on Twitter about honoring her husband’s birthday.

She asks that on Chester's birthday (March 20), fans post a photo of themselves holding up their hands, with "I AM THE CHANGE" written on them. This is meant to symbolize an awareness of the five signs of emotional well-being.

In the tweet below, Bennington includes a link to 320 Changes Direction, her initiative to “change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.”

According to the site’s homepage, the five signs of emotional well-being are “take care,”  “check in,” “engage,” “relax,” and “know.”

We recently had the chance to speak with Talinda regarding her family and how they've been since Chester's passing. Hear her speak on the topic in the clip below.

Chester Bennington was lost to suicide on July 20, 2017. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide, know that we’re listening, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.