In his first interview since the tragic loss of his brother and bandmate, Frightened Rabbit drummer Grant Hutchison has talked about raising awareness of depression and mental health.
You can watch his interview below.
Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison died last month after taking his own life following a battle with depression.
Now, in his first interview since his brother’s death, Grant has told Planet Radio about people being more open about what they’re going through.
“One of the main things about this is to realise and understand that this is not just Scott,” he said. “Anyone can go through things like this.
“Yes, there are certain triggers and certain people who may be more susceptible to it but there are no rules.
“Mental illness isn’t something that anyone’s immune to. So one person’s life who works in a supermarket or is a joiner or who works at a radio station is just as important as a singer in a band.”
Grant continued: “Unfortunately one of the thoughts I’ve had to deal with and think through is ‘what could I have done?’ It’s not something that I carry forever or that’s really a weight on me, but it’s obviously something that’s going to cross my mind.
“I guess the main thing I’m taking from that is that maybe at the time I wasn’t educated enough – I’m still not.
“I’m not saying that in the past month I’ve learned everything that there is to learn; that’s impossible. Not knowing enough is probably my biggest regret.
“It’s not something I’ve suffered from in the same way as Scott. It’s always hard for me to empathise with that lack of experience and without having gone through it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help.
“I’m not saying I didn’t help him, because I know I did – but I think education and speaking about it to people who don’t know about it is an important thing.”
Watch the interview below.