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.

Jess's story

Jess has been fighting her 'monster-slug' - OCD - since she was 10

Simon's story

I’m Simon. I suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

Cullum's story

Cullum struggled with his mental health, and at 24 he sought help from SAMH’s IPS Service to find a job. 

Debbie's story

Debbie has spent the last 12 years fighting to get her sons the support they need.

Nicky's story

When Nicky’s 13 year daughter started to experience mental health problems, it almost broke her family.

Rab's story

Rab left the army aged 25, yet it took another 25 years before he was finally diagnosed with PTSD, He sought help from Employ-Able.

Derek's story

When Derek started to experience mental health problems at 14, he was fobbed off as a 'normal moaning teen.'

Paul's story

Football was everything to Paul, and through the loss of a friend he now hopes to create a positive sport environment for his pupils.

Steve's story

Growing up, Steve often felt isolated and confused. When his CAMHS support was withdrawn he felt completely on his own.