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Florida woman uses Linkin Park lyrics to stop man’s suicide attempt

Posted by on July 31, 2019

We’ve previously expressed how music has helped us through dark times. Life has its challenges and people should look out for one another. No matter how big of a smile someone has on their face, you never know what battles are happening from within. With that being said, Florida woman, Cristina Settanni, who works in health care has used Linkin Park lyrics to save a man’s life. Orlando’s WKMG-TV has reported, Settanni was driving on State Road 408 back in February who noticed a troubled man from her rear view mirror and decided to pull over. 

Settanni explained to WKMG-TV:

“I stopped because I’ve been where he is. He needed someone to show they cared.”

Settanni sat next to the man who was sitting on the ledge of the overpass bridge. She then tried to comfort him by reciting a lyric from Linkin Park’s “One More Light:”

“Who cares if one more light goes out? Well, I do.”

The Florida woman mentioned how she didn’t know if the man caught on to the lyrics. However, he just cried. 

Footage of Settanni sitting on the ledge next to the man was found in bodycam footage. While the Linkin Park lyrics most likely had an impact, WKMG-TV has also reported Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy Shaun Cayer eventually arrived at the scene and pulled the man to safety. 

Cayer learned it was “bad decisions and family problems” that drove him over the edge thinking there was no other way out. The man was taken to a mental health care facility.

Linkin Park released their overall seventh studio album, One More Light in May 2017, just two months before vocalist Chester Bennington took his own life on July 20th, 2017. 

We understand there are times when you feel like you’re suffocating and there are no other options nor solutions. However, it’s OK to say you are not OK. There’s help out there and if you or someone you know who needs immediate guidance, there are crisis counselors across the U.S who are available all around the clock and you can contact them through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

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