Tragic Death of Chris Cornell Sheds Light on Mental Health Awareness - SBH Health System
Image of Chris Cornell giving a performance

On the night of May 17th, 2017, singer Chris Cornell died from what police determined was a suicide.

Cornell, aged 52, was the lead singer of the popular grunge rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Known for hits such as “Black Hole Sun,” “Spoonman,” and “Like a Stone,” Cornell was one of the most respected rock singers of his time, with a successful career spanning the 1990’s and 2000’s.

In his personal life, Chris Cornell had a history of drug addiction and depression. Cornell battled these illnesses for much of his career, with multiple trips to rehab. His death is a tragic loss to the music community, and serves an important reminder about the seriousness of mental illness. While mental illness affects all types of people, regardless of race, gender, or background, it is treatable with the help of professionals.

SBH Behavioral Health offers many methods of support for people battling mental illness, including inpatient and outpatient services. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers are expertly trained in behavioral health issues and are here to help with all kinds of mental illness, including depression. If you or a loved one are suffering from a mental illness, we encourage you to come and take advantage of SBH’s many resources. With medical guidance, mental illnesses can be treated and improve your quality of life. For more information, visit the website at http://www.sbhny.org/patient-care/clinical-services/psychiatry/#services or call 718-960-3071.