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Avicii’s father opens up about foundation’s work to prevent suicides


Avicci’s father, Klas Bergling, has opened up about The Tim Bergling Foundation’s work to prevent suicides.

The basis, started in honour of Avicii following his death from suicide in 2018, is called after their son and goals to champion causes the late Swedish DJ cared about throughout his lifetime.

Whilst the inspiration additionally helps points surrounding local weather change and endangered animals, its important work is with suicide prevention.

Speaking to Billboard, Klaus opened up about the work the inspiration has accomplished throughout its first yr, together with in depth work with psychological well being organisations and specialists.

Klaus mentioned: “We very a lot belief the organisations we work with. They have specialists, and these specialists are those who information us. What we’ve centered on right here helps two organizations construct a 24/7, 365 day a yr helpline as a result of it doesn’t exist right here in Sweden. It’s very unusual. I shouldn’t criticise the Swedish authorities, however we’re missing that, actually.

“It’s very obvious that preventative actions are the most efficient actions you can take, and they are often the actions that are least taken. That’s the way it is, unfortunately. The first organization, Bris, is for children. Then we’re working with an organization called Mind, which serves the age groups above that. We’re focusing on children, young people and young grownups.”

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Other work the inspiration has accomplished embrace partnering with organisations to ship lectures in faculties about medicine and alcohol.

“I visited a couple of these lectures, and they get very engaged, Klaus added. “The response from all the young people there was tremendous. We are trying to help them scale it up to meet more young people out there in schools.”

Speaking about his son’s legacy, Klaus defined: “In the time after his loss of life, we obtained such a stunning response. We haven’t gotten something detrimental. We opened up a web site for followers to talk about their emotions. I might say, it’s a really stable and constructive environment round Tim and for what he stood for.

“He was very direct, very sincere; he was humorous in a really refined approach. He had an enormous ardour for nature, animals and justice. He didn’t like injustice…We actually miss him.

“We’ve gotten letters from fans saying, ‘Tim saved my life’…I really hope the helplines can stop suicides and help give second thoughts to people who are considering suicide.”

Last year, The Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness, took place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on December 5 with artists together with Adam Lambert, David Guetta, Rita Ora and extra enjoying to increase cash for the inspiration.