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MetiNews.Com - The lead singer's body was found at Port Edgar near South Queensferry in May 2018 after he was reported missing.
Breaking News ! Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison might still be alive today if the right mental health services were available, his mother has claimed. The lead singer tragically killed himself in May 2018. Scott's body was found at Port Edgar near South Queensferry after he was reported missing, sparking an outpouring of grief among fans. His brothers and bandmates, Neil and Grant, then launched the charity, Tiny Changes. Scott Hutchison died after battling anxiety and depression (Image: PA) Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Dad left scarred for life in horror acid attack hits out as attacker 'freed' after just five years Marion Hutchison, Scott's grieving mother, thinks her son would have coped better with bouts of anxiety and depression had the right support been accessible. The retired teacher opened up about her son's death to the Rt Rev Martin Fair, moderator of the General Assemble of the Church of Scotland. She spoke to Rev Fair for his interview series, It's a Fair Question. Marion said Scott found social situations difficult. Scott Hutchison's parents Marion and Ron Hutchison (Image: SWNS) Read More Related Articles Wetherspoon app racist sent banana to table of black man in pub She added that the Tiny Changes team have been determined to "use the voice" her son gave them to call for better support services across the country. Ms Hutchison said: "Scott was probably best known as the lead singer/songwriter of the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit. "But to me and to his family and to his close friends, he was just the most creative, the funniest, the most honest and the kindest person that I've ever met.
. "He had a great life and he followed his dream, he reached out to people and it's just so sad that he didn't have the help, he didn't know where to go.
Scott's brother Neil (left) and Grant Hutchison
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"If Scott had got the help when he needed it and had somewhere to go in his head or physically when he was struggling, I believe that he would have had a good chance." After being "devastated" by Hutchison's death, Dr Fair decided to take action and last year led the rollout of three mental health support services at St Andrew's Parish Church in Arbroath, Angus, where he is minister.
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During the interview he highlighted figures suggesting there were 784 probable suicides in Scotland in 2018 - 581 of which were men. He said: "I have nothing but admiration for Marion - her courage in the face of such a tragedy and her commitment to see things change. "Covid-19 has had a serious detrimental effect on mental health and we need statutory and voluntary services like Tiny Changes like never before.
"The name of the charity is inspired by a Frightened Rabbit song lyric which reads, 'While I'm alive, I'll make tiny changes to earth'. "Just imagine all of us being more aware, doing something to make a difference. Lots of tiny changes add up to big change." You can contact the Samaritans 24 hours a day by calling 116 123 or by visiting their website.
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