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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 reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
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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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My friend is suicidal

My freind is really worrying me. She keeps talking about killing herself and that she doesnt want to live anymore. Sh...

stop anorexia

hi Sam  I am 17 and I think I am terning anorexic, when ever I look in the mirror I don't like what I see,and I just...

bulimia

ok so im not sure if im bulimic or not, im 12 turning 13 soon and during school, 7am-3:30pm i dont eat anything(i sta...

weight problem ;((

Could u pls help me because im always worried aboit my weight and when im dressing with every1 elses style i feel. Re...

Am I anorexic

I am nearly 14 and I think I might be anorexic. I have been taking more and more notice of my weight and calories. I ...

Eating too much everyday

I am quit big for a 10 year old and I don't really like it. I try my best to loose weight but it never works, I excer...

Being fat

I am always being called fat by my cousins and my mum keeps on saying I am getting fat. I am constantly worried about...

Eating Habits

I have just turned 14, and I'm starting to care more about what I eat. I've always been slim, but have not always eat...

Binge Eating

I have this really bad binge eating problem. I always come home and eat loads. I try to stop myself but I can't. I re...

I'm bulimic and I need help!

I have bulimia and I'm really scared . I found out I had it the other day when I was at my friends house and I asked ...

Bulimia, I'm scared

Hi I'm 14yr old girl. I'm overweight. I'm bulimic. I make myself throw up. I'm scared. I make myself throw up about t...

My friend is taking laxatives.

Dear Sam I hope you reply to my letter this time as I don't really know what to do. I am worried about my friend who...

My Dad thinks i have an ED

How do i tell my dad i don't have an eating disorder? Literally, in every argument, or any moment when i say i don't ...

Eating too much

I love Christmas but I HATE the eating part of it, my parents make me eat every single crum before letting me leave t...

Do i have ed and depression?

I am not sure if have an eatingdisorder and dwpreession because i have taken tests on the internet and they've said i...

food

Hi Sam, lately I have been constantly worrying about my weight, I am thinking about making myself vomit and seeing if...

I can't eat

5 days ago, during school, I had a panic attack. I spoke to a very comforting teacher but since then I've completely ...

Guilty

Whenever I have just eaten I feel really guilty. I'm falling apart

I feel so fat

Hi, im 14 i have had an eating disorder for about 5 months and i live on a peice of tost and banana for a week and i ...

anorexia

about a year ago i recovered from anorexia. i was so happy then it was unbelievable. i thought that i would never hav...

Help

I need help. I hate myself. I'm spending every minute trapped in my own head. I hate myself. I scream at everyone. I'...

Eating problems

I dont know if  i have an eating disorder. I look at people and they seem to est as if its normal. Well with me its a...

eating disorders

I'm 15 and I have an eating disorder. My mum is bullimic so she has never taken my eating problems seriously until I ...