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latest letters

I wish I was pretty

hi sam, recently ive been fealing really upset and like i dont want to do the stuff i used to live to do. but im just...

My savings account

Dear Sam, I am a 15 year old boy who lives with his mum and dad in England. I was adopted from Guatemala when i was 2...

Drugs and drug dealing

ive gotten into drug dealing in the past 9-10 months (obviously not during lockdown) as a way to make money. It isnt ...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything you want and I read every single message sent. I can only reply to a few each week and I always do this in public on my page. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but it’s likely there are others just like it that I have answered before. If you want a definite response or need support then talking to a Childline counsellor is the best way to do that.

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I wish I was pretty

hi sam, recently ive been fealing really upset and like i dont want to do the stuff i used to live to do. but im just...

Trying to stay positive.

To whoever is reading this i hope you are well. i just wanted to ask that around 2 years ago i found myself at a real...

Online counselling

Hi, I am due to have an appointment with CAMHS soon, but in light of the coronavirus it can't go ahead as planned. I ...

stress about losing bank card

hi sam idk if i can ask for advice about this but ive noticed ive lost my bank card and im too scared to tell my mam ...

My dad passing away

hey im 15 in really struggling at the moment with my dads passing every night i seem to sot down and cry and i cant t...

i have a question

is threatening classed as abuse, ect “ill kick your head in” “ill fuxk you up” “ill batter you” im just wondering i c...

I have no idea how to come out

please help me i have no idea how to come out as bi to my parents and despite knowing that they support gay rights im...

Feeling sad during lockdown

Dear Sam, I was told I had severe anxiety in January, and I was starting to get better before the lockdown started. I...

Coronavirus outbreak

Hi Sam, I'm not sure if this is really silly or not, but I'm really worried about the Coronavirus outbreak and I can'...

Coronavirus and mental health

Dear Sam, I am worried about the coronavirus. I am currently self isolating as my dad has a cough and I have only don...

Failure

Hi Sam, i am just really worried about my exams. I feel really under pressure to do well especially by my parents whi...

disturbing image

hi sam. this is really hard for me to talk about. but earlier online i saw a really horrible, sad and scarring image....

Anxiety please help

Hi Sam, I think I might have anxiety but I don't know how I can ask for help. I'm scared of feeling embarrassed by te...

Relapse

hey sam, so i have self harmed for 2 years but i stopped 7 months ago. however ive been having really bad urges to re...

scared to sleep

im too scared to sleep. every night when i go to sleep i get rlly upset and my breathing stops and i get a headache s...

Chronic illness

Hi Sam, I feel so out of contol. After being unwell for years i have finally got a diagnosis of SLE (Lupus). It's a r...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Hi Sam... ​ So recently I’ve been really struggling with my OCD. I’ve been washing my hands about 20 times everytime ...

Buying alcohol

Hi Sam, I am 18, but when i was 17 i tried to buy a bottle of wine for my gran's birthday, in the local shop. I didn'...

My uncle's suicide

Hi, ​ last week my uncle killed himself. he had struggled from mental health issues for a while and had attempted sui...