David Reid


I am the son of Carol, who was tragically taken away in 1976 when I was 9 years old. I first heard about SAMM in 1998, when I became a member of SAMM. In 2010, I went on my first retreat with SAMM, and I was soon talking to others that had been through the same thing as me.

It felt a huge relief that I was not being judged, but I was talking to other people who listened. I could have a cry, and it felt normal. SAMM has helped me a lot, and helping others helps me.