As July 20th marked what would have been Chris Cornell’s 56th birthday, his daughter Lily Cornell Silver used the occasion to launch her first episode of her Mind Wide Open podcast.
Announced on the third anniversary of his death in May, the first episode of Lily Silver Cornell launches on the what would’ve been the 56th birthday of her late father, Chris Cornell.
Taking to Instagram, Lily announced the first episode of the podcast that features author, trauma expert, and founder of the Trauma Stewardship Institute, Laura Lipsky.
“Today, in honour of my dad’s birthday, here is the first episode of Mind Wide Open,” she wrote. “I created this interview series with the goal of helping to normalise and destigmatise conversations around mental health, and if it can make even one person feel seen and heard I will have accomplished my goal.”
Additionally in a statement, Lily notes that “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.
“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.”
The daughter of Chris Cornell states: It is important for me to give voice to these issues by providing information, honest conversations and resources through Mind Wide Open.”
Check out Chris Cornell’s daughter Lily and her podcast Mind Wide Open:
View this post on Instagram
Today, in honor of my dad’s birthday, here is the first episode of Mind Wide Open. 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 ❤️ Content warning: suicide, racial violence