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.
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.
Before being referred to SAMH, Brian was experiencing thoughts of suicide, struggling with alcohol use and rarely left the house.
Before attending SAMH’s The Changing Room at Heart of Midlothian FC, Mikey hadn't left his house in five years
Local community supports alongside CAMHS changed Alex's life after struggling with his mental health
Through The Changing Room Extra Time, Ian is learning to think in a more positive way and focus on the future.