Chris Cornell's Daughter Lily Announces Mental Health Interview Series in Honor of Late Father

'Mind Wide Open' was announced Monday

May 20, 2020
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Chris Cornell's daughter, Lily, has announced Mind Wide Open, a new interview series to raise awareness for those struggling with mental health issues and to provide the resources to help.

With Mind Wide Open, Lily will interview "mental health professionals, public figures, peers" in an effort to "help normalize the open discussion of mental health."

The launch of Mind Wide Open coincides with Monday's three-year anniversary of Chris' death. That's no accident: Lily says she's starting the series "in honor" of her late father.

"We often talked about our experiences with anxiety and depression, and mental health was something that he struggled with throughout his life," Lily explains. "Through him, I learned how important it is to have someone who understands your darkness, validates your experiences, and gives you comfort."

The first Mind Wide Open guest is Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute. Stay tuned to Lily's Instagram for more info.

Lily is one of Chris' three children, along with Toni and Christopher. Toni recently performed a cover of Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike" to help raise money for COVID-19 relief.

Meanwhile, Soundgarden's Matt Cameron teamed up with Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless to perform the grunge band's song "Halfway There" Monday, in honor of Chris.

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