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CrossReach rescued me

Continuing our celebration of 150 years of social care in the Church of Scotland, Jackie Macadam hears from people helped by CrossReach’s counselling services.
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“I NEVER imagined I would see Christmas 2015, I was in a dark and overwhelming place, how could I overcome my emptiness.”

These are the words of ‘Laura’, a young mother whose battle with post-natal depression could have cost her her life.

In August that year, her life changed forever when she gave birth to her son, Hamish.

“As a good friend said, ‘you were here in person but your spirit was lost, your eyes were sad and you were lost’.

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