Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has posted a series of tweets in order to help steer fans in the right direction. Along with advising fans to call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline if they’re feeling suicidal, Shinoda asked Linkin Park fans not to buy Chester Bennington merch from “scumbag bootleggers.”

It’s only been a week since Chester Bennington took his own life, but as Shinoda relays in a tweet, it “feels like forever” to him. Though still devastated over his friend and bandmate’s death, Shinoda made a point to spread some important messages to Linkin Park fans. One tweet shares a comprehensive Google doc of places where fans are gathering to remember Chester:

Shinoda directed his followers to Linkin Park’s dedicated “Chester” page, where suicide prevention resources are shared:

If you’re a Linkin Park fan, chances are you’ve seen bootleg memorial Chester Bennington shirts and merch on sites like Facebook, but Shinoda wants to make sure you don’t give money to opportunists:

Mike Shinoda finished his Twitter blitz with some heartfelt messages:

In the wake of Bennington’s death, Linkin Park have canceled all tour dates. Tributes have poured in for Chester since word of his suicide spread. Click here for Loudwire’s full coverage of musicians paying their respects to the late vocalist.

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