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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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.

Heather's Story

Heather thinks we need to know that the time is always right to start a conversation.

Caitlin's Story

When Caitlin started having problems with her mental health at school, a teacher who listened provided unlikely support.

Emily's Story

For Emily, talking truly saved her life and that’s why she is taking part in the SAMH Stomp this year.