It has been two months since the tragic passing of The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint. Flint was found dead in his Essex home, his death was ruled a suicide. Today, his remaining bandmates in The Prodigy have taken to social media to share a statement on mental health in light of Mental Health Awareness Month.
“It has been a tough time for everyone over the last few weeks since Keef’s passing,” the band shared on Instagram. “If you are struggling with depression, addiction or the impact of suicide, please do not suffer in silence. The Prodigy fully support the campaign to improve mental health for all and give it the respect it deserves.”
As COS note, The Prodigy are not the only band that have taken this month to campaign for mental health. The family of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson, who passed away almost a year ago to the day, have launched a charity to honour the memory of the late musician.
Tiny Changes, named after a line from the song ‘Head Rolls Off’ (“While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to Earth”), will pioneer for improving mental health for children and young people.
“Mental health, and young people’s mental health in particular, was a cause close to Scott’s heart,” the family shared in a statement. “He often spoke openly of his own struggles as an anxious child, even naming his band “Frightened Rabbit” after a nickname given to him by his Mum. Tragically, the weight of his ill health became too great for him to carry as an adult.”
“We want to continue the legacy that Scott built. To channel the energy he generated in people all over the world into positive action on mental health among young people and to make tiny changes to Earth.
“The charity has at its heart a passion for changing how young people in Scotland are affected by mental health issues. We want to see a Scotland where young people are listened to when they talk about their mental health. Where young people can access the support they need, when they need it. A country where young people are feeling better, not worse. And where youth mental health issues do not prevent people from fulfilling their potential as adults.”