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Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who have similar problems to you. 

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  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
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  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

Dog Phobia

Dear Sam, I have always been scared of dogs. I run when they are near and they chase me. I have been injured by a dog...

Binge Eating

Hey Sam, I was wondering how to cope with binge eating. over the year I've noticed my emotions were all over the plac...

anorexia? bulimia?

hi sam, ive had this on my mind but i dont know if i have anorexia or bulimia but if i do i know i need help most day...

GCSEs with an Eating Disorder

hi sam, im really worried about gcses and its bringing up all my old problems which i worked really hard on getting r...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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innapropriate text

im 17 and my youth worker convinved me to give him my phone number now he wont stop texting and calling me im getting...

My friend has nits!

Well, one of my close friends at school has lice and I don't know what to do? Should I tell her? I'd obviously do it ...

My best friend

I have a best friend C. She's like a sister to me. Once when I was feeling suicidal I explained to another friend tha...

My friend

My friend is really worring me she is starting to give random boys her number because she likes the sound and i find ...

i feel sorry for my friend

dear sam i have a friend called m*. she is sometimes getting bullied by her best friend and 3 boys. the one problem ...

self harm (cutting)

My bestfriend has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression and for the past couple of months she has been really st...

unsure on how to help

so recently my friend hasn't been herself, and is really emotional and I'm not really sure how to help, she has been ...

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 sh...

bad friend?

my friendtexted me saying how she'd taken a lot of pills and that she doesn't feel right. So naturally I texted her m...

Eating disorder

I found out about a month ago that my best friend had a eating disorder. I noticed suspicious behaviour and eventuall...

My friend's life is all lies!

Dear Sam,I have a friend at school, because I can't tell you her name I'm gonna call her 'Mask'. Mask always seemed l...

Best friend getting hurt

My best friend keeps getting hit by his girlfriend for spending too much time with me. Lets say the boy is called B...

Suicidal Friend

Dear Sam  I have a friend who I used to go to school with before I moved. I got her number and talked to her online...

No idea what to do

Hi My name is H* and i have a problem. One of my friends have died and i, myself, is sad, but i have not taken it as...

Schizophrenia

HI Sam,My best friend J*, has just been diagnosed with Schizohrenia. I am worrried as he has changed alot since i met...

How do I help?

Hey Sam, I have a friend who has been talking about suicide quite often. I have tried to talk her out of some reall...

Friends that self harm

I know 3 people that self harm all of which are male. People don't tend to think males self harm and this has left th...

Anorexia

Hey One of my best friends has apparently (i seen her since and not sure if it is true) recently been diagnosed with...

Stressed and Feeling weak

Hey, I have friend who has depression and a tendency to self harm. The school found out and she was given social hel...

Anorexia

My friend had recently told me that she is suffering from anorexia. Since she told me I can't stop crying, I spent th...

hi

Hello what should i do my bestfriend who ive been friends with for eight years decide she doesnt wanna be friends and...