The family of the late DJ Avicii are launching a mental health and suicide prevention foundation following his tragic death.
Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead on April 20th in Muscat, Oman, after taking his own life with a broken glass. The tragic death came after he had previously suggested his issues with alcohol where blighting his career.
Now his family, who have previously released heartbreaking tributes to their son, have now decided to turn his death into a positive point for change.
The charity, named ‘The Tim Bergling Foundation’, will “focus on supporting people and organisations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention,” they said in a press statement. On top of that, the foundation will look into aspects of “climate change, development assistance, nature conservation and endangered species.”
His family added: “Tim wanted to make a difference – starting a foundation in his name is our way to honour his memory and continue to act in his spirit.”
For anybody who might be struggling to deal with mental health issues, here are some helpline numbers for you to talk to:
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)