I’m writing this after hearing that the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, passed away yesterday, in an apparent suicide. Hearing about this brought feelings that I thought I had dealt with to the surface. This man and his band got me through rough days, opened me up to a friendship with a fellow Linkin Park lover, and this friend of mine and her family became the second family that helped me survive university. Whenever we had rough days, we’d listen to Hybrid Theory, and somehow be pulled out of our depressive funk. I got my own support system from them, and it is time for me to help you have a support system when you feel your lowest, and all the music in the world is not helping:
- Friendship Bench Project
They offer their services at each primary care clinic in Chitungwiza, Gweru and Harare at the moment.
- Re:Vive at River of Life Church
Most churches have a counselling section you can go to, just find out and make your way there.
6 Natal Road
Tel: (04) 701674/7
1 Arcadia Road, Jason Moyo Street, Mutare
Tel: (020) 63161
They offer trauma and bereavement counselling. They are free, but do accept donations if you wish to.
- Compassionate Care
All faiths are welcome, and the counselling is free.
I would love to hear what other places offer free counselling, to cater for those who may be hindered by money. Let’s seek help, for ourselves, for our families.
Until next time… your Quarter Wife.