Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison's Family Launches Charity for Mental Health

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit
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Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, attends a photocall during the annual Edinburgh International Book Festival at Charlotte Square Gardens on Aug. 18, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

One year after the tragic death of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson, his family launched a mental health charity in his honor. The organization, Tiny Changes, is named after a lyrics from his song "Heads Roll Off," in which he sings, "When I'm alive, I'll make tiny changes to Earth."   

The charity aims to raise mental health awareness and provide support for children and young people in times of need through education and resources. According to a Facebook post announcing the news, "Scott suffered from anxiety from an early age but like so many there was a lack of support, understanding and awareness of these issues and this is something we will strive to change."   

Hutchison died unexpectedly in May 2018 at the age of 36. The musician was declared missing after he failed to return home to his hotel, and his body was discovered the next day. Hutchison was very open about his struggles with depression and mental illness. In October, a special tribute concert was held, with performances from The National’s Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard.