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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Ailsa's Story

Ailsa on the importance of love and support from others.

Caroline's Story

Caroline on the importance of shaping care to empower the individual.

Jack's Story

When Steven’s friend reached out to SAMH he had no idea that a telephone call would give him the tools he needed to save his life.

Kelly's story

Kelly is hoping to reduce the stigma that surrounds living with a parent with a mental illness

Mark's story

By opening up about his mental health problems, Mark was able to do something about them

Claire's story

Recovery hasn't been easy for Claire, but with the support of family and friends she's come a long way.

Ailsa's Story

Ailsa shares her story and experiences of Bulimia and depression.

Lara's Story

I was 11 years old when I saw my uncle killed in a motorbike accident.

Alyssa's Story

Alyssa on why the biggest challenge is often the initial ask for help.