Tag: Suicide

Tradgety Hits the Music Industry Again – Bennington

Chester Bennington lead singer for Linkin Park takes his life. To find out more about Linkin Park go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linkin_Park

More information on Chester Bennington suicide at http://people.com/music/chester-bennington-dead-suicide/

Another source on suicide by lead singer http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/20/linkin-park-singer-chester-bennington-dead-commits-suicide/

Here is the response from the Linkin Park members and family on Chester’s death and responses from fans https://linkinpark.com/news/news/448101/dear-chester

Bennington was close friends with Chris Cornell from Sound Garden.

Survivors and Passages Stories on Suicide  …

On Passages Lenee takes us inside her depression that leads to her attempting to take her life … give a listen

 

Ann has faced a lot of death is her life experience. She shares on Survivors about thoughts on suicide … give a listen

 

There appears to still be some questions for investigators going on for both Chris Cornell’s and Chester Bennington’s deaths. We pray for resolve for their family, friends and fans.

 


Taking One’s Life?

Suicide has been placed in front of us through various stories in our culture.

Netflix has been accused of dangerous sensationalism with the series “13 Reasons Why.” But how best to tackle the traumatic subject of suicide?

The new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” adapted from the novel by Jay Asher, is about a teenager called Hannah Baker who takes her own life. She leaves behind a set of cassette tapes, each addressed to a different person in her life, detailing how they hurt her and contributed to her death.

It’s a revenge fantasy, so it portrays suicide as an act that will achieve something. It’s aimed at a young audience. Click here for the webpage https://www.netflix.com/title/80117470

Headlines: Her texts pushed him to commit suicide … Woman goes on trial for allegedly urging boyfriend to kill himself … Teen girl ‘who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself …

Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on June 16 for sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to commit suicide.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/06/us/texting-suicide-massachusetts-trial/index.html

You may know someone or a family who has struggled through the shock of suicide. How do we help everyone involved to be cared for in this horrific situation? Listen to audio stories from those who have experienced suicide up-close and personal on Passages stories of faith and hope below.

Gail’s life changed forever when she learned her son had taken his life. Listen to her story by clicking on the link …

 

What is the impact on Ben when his twin brother commits suicide? Click on the following link to listen to his story …

 

The problem of suffering in the world has been one of the biggest stumbling blocks to faith for many persons. God is grieved and suffers along with us rather than blaming the absence of God. God is right their with us comforting like the words found in Psalm 46. Scripture http://usccb.org/bible/psalms/46


By the Grace of God – Katy Perry

Katy Perry — born Katheryn Hudson to conservative Christian parents in California — said she struggled to handle the attention to her life more broadly.

“I built up this Katy Perry thing that everybody knows and that’s the reason why they’re tuning in and it’s fantastic, but it’s more of a facade,” she told the therapist Siri Singh.

Perry, who said that therapy has helped her, cried at length as she said she struggled with depression. Click on link below o view some of Perry’s video …

https://www.jacarandafm.com/news/entertainment/katy-perry-opens-about-depression-and-suicide/

Teens and young adults struggle to handle the pressures of growing up and needing support to deal with the pushes and pulls of life.

Listen to Elizabeth tell about having a giving heart and needing faith to deal with her depression. Click below to a link for Liz’s Survivors story ….

Another Survivor’s story from Ann who tells about her encounter with a number with one particular person who committed suicide. Click on the link below to listen to her story ….

We pray for those people feeling depressed and struggling for support. Likewise, those troubled souls who possibly might take their own lives because of what life is presenting to them. May our prayers and care for them help in showing them a path to meaning and purpose for their lives.


Why? Take Your Life

The mystery around why someone would commit suicide strikes many of us unfortunately at different times in our lives. It can be a family member or a close friend possibly and there are those we have grown to appreciate from a distance but at the same time feel like they are part of our lives. Sports figures, TV celebrities, movie stars, singers, politicians, and musicians all can feel like they are part of our lives in someway.. Why would he or she take their own life?

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden singer, 52 years old, was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a hotel room at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit early this past Thursday. He was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene, according to The New York Times.

“When the units arrived they were met by a gentleman who indicated that Chris Cornell had been found in his room,” police spokesman Michael Woody told the AP Thursday morning. “When officers went to the room they found Chris Cornell laying in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away.”

 

As and accomplished musician, singer, and songwriter, Cornell is best remembered as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the rock supergroup Audioslave. He was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, and as founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.

Our prayers are for his wife and family.

 

Chris Cornell’s Cause Of Death Ruled A Suicide

A medical examiner in Wayne County, Michigan, determined Thursday that singer Chris Cornell’s death was a “suicide by hanging,” the county announced on its Facebook page. The Soundgarden singer, 52, was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a hotel room at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit early Thursday.

Passages = Gail “A Mother Tells of the Struggle in the Loss of Her Son”

 

Survivors Ann’s Story – “Loss of a Friend”

 

May God be with you as we live in a Good Friday world but have experienced Easter and discover the hope found in Jesus Christ!