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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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latest letters

I keep telling lies

hey sam for a really long time ive been telling lies. i lie to my teachers and tell them i understand or when called ...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

My mum always hits me

Dear Sam ​ My mum always hits me even when its a sall thing like i have forgotten to wash my face, she pulls my hair ...

I have been having flashbacks

hi, ive been having flashbacks recently to all the bad things that have happened in my like, like my dad dying, and b...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

Message from Sam

Food is a part of life for us every day, but for some people this is a real problem. I’d be really interested to hear from you if you’re having problems with eating or your body image.

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Autism!

Hello Sam, Autism runs in my family, I have it and my dad and my brother has it, everyone in my class thinks I am da...

Going to the doctors

I have been told to go to the doctors to get anti depressants im nervous about telling the doctor how i feel and what...

I started puberty early

My voice has broken and I'm the only one in my class is it normal to start puberty at my age I'm only in year seven

Disability

im 14 and i am autistic and i have hypermobility syndrome and i have a astigmatism my pe teachers are constantly tryi...

Too scared to see a Doctor

I'm a 17 year old girl, and I don't want to sound like I'm jumping to conclusions, but I think I could be bipolar.

Family and drugs

Hi, im 15 so my problem is my dad and step mum. For a bout a year now iv smoked cannabis everyday at least a grams da...

mephadrone

For almost a year now ive hooked on mephadrone. its painfull to see me doing this to my self when im only 15 and have...

Smoking

I've smoked near enough a year and this is all that seems to help me when I get angry and upset. It calms me down. I...

Am I in danger?

Me and my friends smoke weed in one of our houses in a controlled enviroment. We do this once a week tops and then sl...

Drugs Advise ?

Ok, so I have taken almost every drug out there(both legal and illegal) and I smoke and drink a lot. I want advise on...

Alcohol

Hi Sam, I'm A and I'm 13, I've been trying to stop the urge to drink for a couple of months now because I feel happy ...

drink spiked then raped?

Hey I went out drinking last night this girls that was in the club then gave me and my mate half there drinks we took...

my mum has drugs

i know my mum has drugs because i have seen them im 11 and just started secondary so i have no proper friends i can t...

larger & cigs

im sick and tired to whats going on in my life but im limited to a restricted life style no friends no facebook no ch...

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...