Lily Cornell Silver, the daughter of Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, hosts a series on Instagram called “Mind Wide Open,” and her most recent guest was Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam. The show discusses the importance of mental health – especially during a pandemic – among other topics. The conversation about mental health can be a difficult one, but it really doesn’t have to be. Lily hopes to normalize talking about mental health, positive and negative. Eddie mentions Michelle Obama‘s comments during her DNC speech about experiencing a low level depression, and he says it’s “…probably gonna get harder with the election before it gets better…” Eddie also shares memories about the road, the story of when Lily was born, the dangers of isolation, and saving the environment. Grab the full story here, or watch the full episode on Lily’s Instagram page below.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or mental health, know that help is available. Contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline here.
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I am honored to be joined by a guiding light in my life, Eddie Vedder of @pearljam. We discuss societal and political impacts on mental health, Eddie’s own experiences, and the importance of activism and empathy. Reminder to register to vote if you haven’t already! To learn more about the importance of voting, especially in the upcoming November election, check out organizations such as @whenweallvote, @headcountorg, and @rockthevote For more information on guests, future episodes, and resources go to the website link in my bio 💙