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It’s World Autism Awareness Week and I’d be interested in hearing from people who either have autism or know someone who has it. If you have any other conditions, disabilities or illnesses then I’d be happy to hear about how those affect you too.

Remember I can only answer a few letters each week out of the hundreds I receive  – I do read every single one, though. If I don't answer yours, try looking for a similar problem in the letters I have answered before.

Take care,
Sam

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Male users

Male users

I was wondering how many boys talk to childline about anxiety or depression. I know lots of girls who are outspoken about their own depression but never boys. The only boy I know who has experienced any form of depression...

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Stretching My Ears?

Stretching My Ears?

So this might not seem as big of a problem as the other stuff on here, but I really want to stretch my ear lobes. I feel it makes me look cooler and I usually have a low self esteem...

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please can I have some advice

please can I have some advice

I can't deal with it anymore.I have really bad anger issues and it is getting out of control.I scare my 9 year old sister,I hit my parents and I run out of the house.I have thought about self harming before...

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Why? >.

Why? >.

why do some people have a porn addiction? dats the big Q on everyones hands

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doctors

doctors

hello sam i have been told to go to the doctors to get anti depressants im nervous about telling the doctor how i feel and what to say ? i dont want them to think bad of me as i...

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Death

Death

My dad passed away and I'm now worried because my mum is marrying a new man. What should I do?

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Its been a year- my dog

Its been a year- my dog

Hey sam,...
I am Z. A year ago on May 15th my dog had to be put down, he was my best friend and i couldn't have asked for a better one. My parents told me i was brave to...

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Advice for a friend

Advice for a friend

A really good internet friend of mine is anorexic. She has told her mum, but her mum refuses to believe her. When she went to a checkup with her GP, the GP said my friend should go to somewhere to...

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Moving out

Moving out

Im 16 and im on a child protection plan because my parents are alcoholics. I want to move out as i am sick of having to look after my parents ive got mental health issues and they are getting worse....

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family

family

Ikeep on talking to my mum in a mean way and then 10 mins later I will think why have I done that ...
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I really want to have help because I want to stop do you have any advice...

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how i feel

how i feel

I am always feeling sad. It gets to the point that i hate my life. I sometimes shut the room to the bathroom and just cry. I dont know what it is but I wish it would stop.

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my personality

my personality

I am 15 and I am really struggling to find my personality. I'm not even interested in particulafr music, books or any subject. have a brother and a sister and my brother is really passionate about his athletics , my...

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por

por

i am 11 and a am scared i like to watch porn but i am scared because no one else dose and i feel ike i need to stop cos its for 18 and over so i want help so...

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