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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

Anger

Hi Sam, I wanted to write to you about anger. At home I can get into trouble for something small(It sometimes stops h...

My favourite musician has died

Hi Sam. I’m 13 and recently one of my favourite music artists has died and I really am struggling to deal with it. I ...

Peer Pressure

Hi Sam, Recently my friends have been trying to get me to do things I'm uncomfortable with such as smoking weed, vapi...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Message from Sam

At this time of year exams start to be on people’s minds. I know how stressful they can be, so I’d be interested in hearing about how you are affected by schoolwork and exams.

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period

erm , im 12 and i havent started my period yet and all my friends have ? i have tons of emergency pads and im worried...

CONFUSED2

Hi Sam.My parents have been split up for seven years and up til now it hasn't really bothered me, the idea of having ...

Caring

Hi,I couldn't really decide which topic to put this under. It's kind of family but its emotions as well. I look after...

mental health

dear sam, this is my first time trying this talking thing. i have ocd and i dont know what to do about it dont want ...

Why do I feel this way?

Hi, people in my school are talking about how theyre going through puberty and all these sexual thoughts however I fe...

I'm feeling lonely

Hello Sam, I have been diagnosed with anorexia and are currently undergoing treatment. It is going ok, but as a resu...

muslim

hi, i'm a muslim & i recently started wearing the headscarf cos i feel really passionate about my religion. the ...

Hi!

:( Hello. Ive not been feeling myself latley.. i keep myelf to myself want to sleep all the time lock myself away. I...

i am in care

i am in care because i have reacently lost my mum to cancer so it is really hard snd i also self harm an i am trying ...

I can't eat

Two days ago, someone that I used to be in a relationship with got into a car accident and died. I can't eat anything...

just sad

Hi , so when i was 1 my dad died and usally round xmas it pops into my head so basically i just need some advice on h...

Am I depressed?

I've lost a loved one due to suicide a year and a half ago and haven't felt myself since then. I'm always unhappy and...

Miscarriage

I am a 14 year old girl who didn't know she was pregnant until around the end of my miscarriage, I haven't told anyon...

Death of something I love

My guinea Pig died About an hour ago. I'm crying my eyes out and I don't know why. It was a big shock to me, I was ju...

Mum

Coming up to Christmas has been tough for the last 4 years as my mum died four years ago and each year it gets harder...

Sibling death I

I can't seem to find much on this so I didn't know where else to go. When I was 12, my 15 year old sister died unexpe...

Stay put or die

I've felt really depressed and lonely for a long time, probably around a few years but recently its got worse and its...

I recently lost my dad and mum

hiya, urm, well i don't really know howto start, i'm finding it really hard to get up in morning, i feel so down. I r...

Dog dieing

Please could you help me to get over my dog dieing she was really young and I loved so very much I would apprechate i...

my neighbour

Hi Sam, My neighbour died a few days ago and it was a shock as she seemed fine and knowone was expecting it. We were...

Dad

I am arguing with mum a lot and am very angry with her all the time. Dad died 2 yrs ago and she has moved on!!! I sti...

Alone & Hurt

In 2010 I became my mums full time carer I done everything for her, she got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and ...