Avicii's Dad Speaks Publicly During National Suicide Prevention Week

In honor of Avicii's birthday and National Suicide Prevention Week, SiriusXM and the Tim Bergling Foundation joined forces for BPM Presents: Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness. Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, was featured on the radio show and expressed the hardships he faced when trying to help his son.

“You may wonder, why didn’t you do anything? We did a lot of things. That’s for sure. You can see it and you feel it and you can almost say that this person needs help. Tim didn’t show those signs too, too official, but we knew of course. We stopped him twice together with his management, but that was later, and of course we were very worried in the family many times, many times.” - Klas Bergling

Bergling also went on to say:

“We want to encourage Tim’s fans and all young people to know that they are not alone.  It’s important to talk to someone, a friend or family member or workmate. There is help for any emotional struggle they or their friends may have.”

It's safe to say that Tim and Klas Bergling are continuing to make the world a better place. Klas is doing his civil duty to ensure no one else experiences what he son did. 

You can watch the full video below.

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