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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs during CBS RADIO's two-night "SPF" concert at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 19, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band's performance coincided with their highly anticipated seventh studio album release, "One More Light."

Chester Bennington‘s son has released a new video as part of National Suicide Prevention Week, joining others in making a pledge to help combat suicide.

In the message, 15-year-old Draven Bennington says, “I want to make a commitment that I will talk to someone before I hurt myself, when I’m feeling depressed or sad or going through a hard week or month or year. And I want to challenge you to do the same, to help yourself, not hurt yourself.”

Draven is the sole child of the late Linkin Park singer and his first wife, Samantha; she’s been critical of Bennington’s widow, Talinda, for not properly including Draven and herself in memorials for the singer, who committed suicide on July 20 at the age of 41.

Linkin Park has announced plans for a memorial to Bennington in Los Angeles but has not yet revealed any firm details. National Suicide Prevention Week runs through Saturday (September 16).



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