After Toni Cornell’s father, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, died in 2017, she took on a new mission: to educate the public about the realities of addiction.
Toni Cornell, who is now 16 years old, told “Good Morning America” that the circumstances surrounding her father’s death inspired her to work to “change the conversation” around addiction and end the stigma.
“As a society, despite science proving otherwise, we still blame those struggling with this disease. Addiction is a mental health issue, not a character flaw and it so often left out of the conversation of mental health,” she said. “That becomes dangerous because keeps people from sharing and even getting the help they need. It keeps this disease in the shadows even when it comes to doctors and medical professionals.”
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day, and in honor of the occasion, Toni Cornell, who has