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.

Find out more about sharing your story or becoming a SAMH media volunteer.

Aileen's story

Spending time in the garden has helped Aileen manage her mental health.

Rab's Story

Rab had thoughts of suicide on and off for over 10 years. Coming to a drop-in session for SAMH's Changing Room changed his life.

Hugh's story

Hugh doesn't think he'll ever be free of his depression - but music, family and friends all help

Neil's Story

Neil was introduced to SAMH’s Changing Room project through his love of Hibs.

Richard's story

Richard and friends raised over £20,000 for SAMH in memory of their friend Ross, who died by suicide.

Stephanie's story

SAMH's Mentally Healthy Colleges programme has been a huge source of support for Stephanie.

Karen's story

Karen did the Kiltwalk with her daughter in memory of her husband, who died by suicide.

Lindsey's Story

Roller Derby saved Lindsey's life 4 years ago and she has been grateful ever since.

Erin's story

Erin was lucky her eating disorder didn't take her life - but it was close to doing so.