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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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How do I help?

Hey Sam, I have a friend who has been talking about suicide quite often. I have tried to talk her out of some reall...

Friends that self harm

I know 3 people that self harm all of which are male. People don't tend to think males self harm and this has left th...

Anorexia

Hey One of my best friends has apparently (i seen her since and not sure if it is true) recently been diagnosed with...

Stressed and Feeling weak

Hey, I have friend who has depression and a tendency to self harm. The school found out and she was given social hel...

Anorexia

My friend had recently told me that she is suffering from anorexia. Since she told me I can't stop crying, I spent th...

hi

Hello what should i do my bestfriend who ive been friends with for eight years decide she doesnt wanna be friends and...

Help needed!

My friend has recently been acting up, and shes been going crazy in school. She has been suspended now for a week and...

My best friend is depressed

My best friend has been really depressed for the past year. At first, I thought it was just simple low self-esteem, s...

I want to help my friend

I'm 13 I got a friend who doesn't feel love in his life. He said that no one in this world loves him-even his parents...

He says he sees things

MY friend he's 14 yesterday he told me he sees people. I havent seen him for months because ive been off of school du...

out side

hi sam i am worried about my friend j* i called her out to play and she said she was allowed to play out but her mum...

My Best Friend

My best friend is really ill. She's bulimic, anorexic, self harms and is suicidle. I honestly have no idea what to do...

Don't want her to get hurt

Recently I discovered one of my good friends (Liley) loves another one of my Best Friends (Hollie) but I know that Ho...

My friend

I've recently discovered a friend of mine has been binging and purging regularly. Although she tells me she's control...

competing! :(

Hi!, I have two great friends! but they sort of compete against which one is the better friend for me i think they a...

anorexia

Hello       I think that my friend may have anorexia and i am worried about her. She said to me one day that she had ...

depression

two of my friends have depression. they both cut a lot and keep talking about suicide. one of them doesnt do it as mu...

My friend's suicidal

Dear Sam, I'm really worried about my friend. She's cutting herself and recently she's suicidal. She has a notebook ...