Friday, May 19, 2017

The Untimely Death of Chris Cornell

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Photo taken from his final performance just two days ago

Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog* frontman Chris Cornell has taken his own life at 52. Thousands of musical colleagues took to the airwaves yesterday to speak about the rock legend. Many offered their condolences and pleasantries to fallen icon. 

According to preliminary medical reports released to the press. Cornell took his own life. So sad. What's worse is that there are still so many people that still have no grasp on how powerful of a disease depression is. 

Depression is more than just feeling sad. It's a mindset that controls absolutely action you perform as a human. 

I often hear a lot of people say that people with depression just need to "get their head out of their ass and be happy," I'll even hear some slightly more open-minded people say "why don't you just go get medication from a doctor?" 

Unless you've ever suffered from depression, you likely don't have much of a grasp of how it eats your soul alive while you wallow around confused, upset, and anxious. Many depressed people turn to drugs and alcohol because it gives them temporary relief. Even if it's for a short period, it's a welcome relief from what depression does to your consciousness. 

As a matter of fact, to make a general opinion about depression without any real knowledge or education is like saying you know how it feels to be drunk even though you've never had a drop of alcohol in your life.

I'm so sorry Chris....-EE

*Temple of the Dog was a project Cornell created with a group of artists who would later join Eddie Vedder and become Pearl Jam.

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