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 or campaign for SAMH. Note that these are the stories of individuals which have been written in their own words; and views do not represent those of SAMH.
From the age of eight, Bailey has struggled to get the support he needed.
Tommy experienced alcohol dependency and homelessness before turning his life around.
Kiera describes how therapeutic gardening helped her manage her ADHD
Samantha shares her experience with SAMH's employment team, as a client and now as an employee.
Stephanie struggled to access the support she needed through CAMHS
Orlagh and Calum's story
Orlagh was only nine when she lost her cousin Calum to suicide.
Eddie shares his experiences of OCD and how seeking support has helped him manage his symptoms.
Claire and Mitzy’s story
Claire is training her dog Mitzy to help her manage her mental health and autism, as well as her physical disabilities.
Stacey shares her experience navigating her sexuality and mental health, after a diagnosis of OCD and personality difficulties.