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.

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Michael's story

Michael's depression hit rock bottom and he ended up in hospital. Stopping drinking helped him to take control of his life.

Heather's story

When Heather made the decision to talk to someone about how she was feeling, she was able to get the help she needed.

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.