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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

Relapsing

Hi Sam, I've managed to not sh for about four months now and I'm quite proud of that. However it's getting really har...

Divorced parents

hi, im Ava, my parents are divorced so that means i cant see one of my parent as much as the other! For me, i dont se...

What is abortion

i know what abortion is but ive never been told how abortion actually works. its portraid in the media differently al...

I Need Help Coming Out!

Hello Sam! I'm a 11 Year old Girl.Have you got any advice on coming out to parents as Bisexual, I have been dating a ...

help with weed

Hey Sam, I have been smoking weed occasionally for a long time but for the past year I have been smoking everyday bef...

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'm feeling lonely

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Depression after my mum died

Hi samim j...! My mum died just under 2 years ago however I am struggling a lot I am been bullied at school about it ...

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...

dads death

I am 14 years old and my dad died 7 years ago, when i was seven. Even though it was a while ago, I am quite sensitive...

My Brother

hi sam my brother died two years ago he killed himself at the time i was extremely sad but now as i get older i cant ...

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...

My best friend died.

So back in December my best friend ended her life and it physically and mentally broke me, I almost tried to myself. ...

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...

It's all happening again

Sam, my best friend died 10 months ago and I miss him so much, it feels as if he's just died all over again I just mi...

RIP

In December my best friend died of cancer. At first it I felt pain but my body just felt like a nothingness. Now I ha...