Avicii’s Father Klas Bergling Talks Suicide Prevention & Announces Tim Bergling Foundation at IMS IBIZA 2019
It was BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong who interviewed Klas, exercising great sensitivity and following on from his own emotional tribute to Avicii at last year’s summit. In the interview Klas paid tribute to his son and outlined some of the areas that may have contributed to a deterioration of his state of mind pointing at a punishing schedule, lack of sleep, pressure to perform and alcohol abuse all contributing to depression and anxiety.
To celebrate Tim’s life and to continue his legacy the Tim Bergling Foundation was created on the 26th March 2019, funded solely from the estate left by Avicii. Working internationally but starting initially in Sweden the foundation aims to educate people and businesses on the issues surrounding suicide and mental health, also focusing on climate change and endangered species, causes that were very close to Tim’s heart.
Following on from his interview, Klas joined a wider conversation entitled MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS DEBATE. He was joined by world renowned music artist and mental health campaigner Professor Green, esteemed DJ and producer Luciano, ground breaking DJ Sasha and many other industry professionals and health practitioners. The discussion centred on what the music industry could do to protect the health of all those that work within it.