Rexford Addresses Suicide Prevention in Billboard Article

By: Michael Rexford
– Billboard
Following the passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Manatt’s Michael Rexford authored a powerful, personal article for Billboard on suicide prevention. Michael is counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice.
In his article, Michael cites a 2015 Australian study finding that entertainment-industry workers were up to seven times as likely to die by suicide as the general population. He provides a list of questions and advice for offering a lifeline to others who may need it.
“Following the suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, I realized that while mourning is a necessary human process, more needs to be done to bring the issue of mental illness and its related causes – such as addiction, alcoholism and depression – into the light,” wrote Michael.
Read the article here.


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