SAMH Stories

We all have mental health

Anyone can experience a mental health problem. Sharing stories can offer hope and inspiration. Read from the people we support, our staff and the people who fundraise for SAMH.

If you would like to share your story contact us.

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Jo's Story

Teacher Jo has learned to prioritise her mental wellbeing so that she can give her pupils 100%.

Louise’s story

Louise struggled with her mental health in various forms most of her adult life. At 34 she sought comfort and companionship of the canine sort. Getting Henry, a cocker spaniel did wonders for her mental health.

Joyce's story

Therapeutic horticulture helped ex-teacher Joyce in her recovery journey - and now she's using it to help others.

Imran’s story

Now 40, Imran has a happy life, living in Glasgow with his wife and three children. But it took him a long time, and a suicide attempt, to get here.

Leslie’s story

Leslie’s mental health deteriorated since leaving high school, but after a period of severe lows she decided to take action and talk to her family, whilst using exercise and the SAMH Stomp to help her recovery.

Craig's story

Craig struggled with depression after being diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Chris’ story

Chris is taking on a mighty challenge to support SAMH - running up and down the West Highland Way and climbing Ben Nevis! Read about his personal motivations.

Steven’s story

Steven’s mental health deteriorated after the loss of his wife, he felt like ‘a jigsaw piece that didn’t fit the puzzle.’

Jess's story

Jess has been fighting her 'monster-slug' - OCD - since she was 10.