- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 4:19PM
On Monday (July 20), Lily Cornell Silver celebrated what would have been her father Chris Cornell's 56th birthday by premiering a new IGTV series called Mind Wide Open that aims to “help destigmatize the conversation around mental health.”
"Today, in honor of my dad’s birthday, here is the first episode of Mind Wide Open," the 20-year-old captioned Episode 1. "I created this interview series with the goal of helping to normalize and destigmatize conversations around mental health, and if it can make even one person feel seen and heard I will have accomplished my goal. Thank you ❤️" The first episode features a conversation with Laura Lipsky, who is an author and founder of the Trauma Stewardship Institute.
“As someone who has suffered trauma and loss as well as struggled with anxiety and depression, I know how important it is to have a space to talk openly and without shame about these subjects,” Lily said in a statement. “There is so much value, especially for people in my generation, in knowing that everyone struggles with mental health at some point in their lives, despite our society’s dismissive tendencies around emotional wellbeing. It is important for me to give voice to these issues by providing information, honest conversations and resources through Mind Wide Open.”
The new series wasn't the only gift the Cornells gave to celebrate Chris' birthday. His wife Vicky also shared his previously unreleased cover of Guns N' Roses' "Patience."
Watch the first episode of Mind Wide Open below.
This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission