Chris Cornell's daughter, Lily Silver, 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," Silver 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 Cornell's death, which was ruled a suicide. That's no accident: Silver 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," Silver 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 Silver's Instagram for more info.
Silver is one of Cornell's three children, along with Toni and Christopher. Toni, 15, 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" on Monday, in honor of Cornell.