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Something on your mind? Ask Sam is ChildLine’s problem page where you can read letters from other young people. You can also ask for advice yourself and Sam might choose your letter to include below.

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Puberty is something that we all go through, but it can be worrying and it can be stressful. I’d be happy to hear from anyone with problems around puberty in the next couple of weeks.

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my mum might want to commit suicide

my mum might want to commit suicide

i am 12 years old. i knew my mum has been depressed for a long time , but earlier today i heard her watching a video on a website. this is unlike her , so when she was putting my...

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Is my parent taking drugs?

Is my parent taking drugs?

I think my dad may be taking drugs and I don't know what to do. He often leaves the house in the evening, this seemed normal at first as he works nights and likes to get fresh air and go...

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Depression

Depression

Hey sam,...

Recently I have been in a terrible mood. This has been going on for about a year but has gotten worse as the months progress. I get angry. Whenever a member of my family try to talk to...

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Depression coming back

Depression coming back

I had been battling with depression since I was eleven but it was not diagnosed until I was 15 and it was very hard to cope with it , I really struggled I kept going in to hospital from overdoses,...

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sad all the time dont know why

sad all the time dont know why

For some reason i find it hard to smile and i keep wanting to cry.

I feel like i can't tell my family or friends because i don't even understand what is wrong.

can u help me?

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Moving out at 16

Is my parent taking drugs?

Hi Sam, I am a 16 year old girl and last year I came out and told my mum I had a girlfriend. My girlfriend lives a few hours away from me but I visit her often, her family are...

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Mental healt

Mental healt

I've been struggling with depression and anxiety attacks for like two years now. I want to speak to a doctor for therapy or medication but I can't tell my parents or anyone in too scared and I feel like my...

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My friend was sectioned

My friend was sectioned

One of my closest friend has been sectioned in a mental health unit. They usually only stay for a couple weeks but she has been there for around 13 and counting. She gets support from school but not much from...

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worry

worry

I keep worrying, every morning, that when my parents go to work that they'll have an accident. Like a car crash for example. I am also worried my plane to tenerife will crash. Please help or give me tips to...

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my school PE teacher

my school PE teacher

hi, i may be overreacting but i feel weird about what happened at school today, i had pe and im a girl and my pe teacher is male. We are playing tennis in pe right now. I tried to serve...

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Grandma is ruining my life

Grandma is ruining my life

Dear Sam, ...

I am the eldest out of my siblings, I have three younger brothers. I am currently living with my parents and my grandma is also currently staying with us as my grandad has recently passed away. My...

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