Male Suicides Rising Alarmingly – Russell Brand Looks at Our Society’s Role (Video)

Written by on July 30, 2017 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments

Video Source: Russel Brand

A little over a week ago, Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Bennington tragically took his own life. The news everyone really hard, but perhaps it hit Russell Brand a little harder than most, since he has so much in common with Bennington: childhood trauma, former drug addiction, depression, fame, and more.

In this video, Brand takes an intelligent look at the alarming male suicide problem in the U.K. that is likely echoed elsewhere in the Western world. He points out that male suicide in the U.K has risen 40% since 2008 (ages 18-45), and sees this statistic as a sign that our culture is failing men, and sums it up this way:

“We’ve lost the ability to have a collective identity; to commune honestly and openly with one another; to speak openly about our frailties, our vulnerabilities, our sadness and our pain. And not only that, we think these tensions and distresses can be alleviated through the acquisition of external phenomena.”

Brand points out that the most tragic thing about Bennington’s death is that it was preventable – that all suicides are preventable on some level. We just need to be more aware, supportive and resourceful as a collective.

Bennington left behind his wife and six children. His widow, Tallinda, said this in a recent NY Daily News interview:

“One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero — their Daddy. We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy,” Talinda said in a statement.

“How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left. I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well. My babies are so young to have lost their daddy. And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive.”

Here’s another video where Joe Rogan discusses Bennington’s — and other famous male — suicides:

Video Source: Joe Rogan Fan Page

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