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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's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
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  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

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Dad is HIV positive

I have just discovered that my dad is HIV positive - and has been for ages, but he hasn't told me. ​ I don't know if ...

Fixed term exclusion

hi sam, i was excluded for a fixed term in yr 10 i am extremly ashamed of what i did as i was verbally hurtfall to a ...

Sexuality problems

hi sam,this is my first time writing a letter . im a 14 yo boy and im currently in a relationship with a girl who i t...

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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Disability

im 14 and i am autistic and i have hypermobility syndrome and i have a astigmatism my pe teachers are constantly tryi...

Too scared to see a Doctor

I'm a 17 year old girl, and I don't want to sound like I'm jumping to conclusions, but I think I could be bipolar.

Family and drugs

Hi, im 15 so my problem is my dad and step mum. For a bout a year now iv smoked cannabis everyday at least a grams da...

mephadrone

For almost a year now ive hooked on mephadrone. its painfull to see me doing this to my self when im only 15 and have...

Smoking

I've smoked near enough a year and this is all that seems to help me when I get angry and upset. It calms me down. I...

Am I in danger?

Me and my friends smoke weed in one of our houses in a controlled enviroment. We do this once a week tops and then sl...

Drugs Advise ?

Ok, so I have taken almost every drug out there(both legal and illegal) and I smoke and drink a lot. I want advise on...

Alcohol

Hi Sam, I'm A and I'm 13, I've been trying to stop the urge to drink for a couple of months now because I feel happy ...

drink spiked then raped?

Hey I went out drinking last night this girls that was in the club then gave me and my mate half there drinks we took...

my mum has drugs

i know my mum has drugs because i have seen them im 11 and just started secondary so i have no proper friends i can t...

larger & cigs

im sick and tired to whats going on in my life but im limited to a restricted life style no friends no facebook no ch...

Is my parent taking drugs?

I think my dad may be taking drugs and I don't know what to do. He often leaves the house in the evening, this seemed...

Alcohol

I regularly drink alcohol and I'm not sure how to stop. It helps me get away from the pain I feel. I know it's not go...

Alcoholism

When I was younger it didn't even used to bother me. I wish I could go back to not caring and not understanding becau...

Wanting a cigarette

So basically, I'm a 15yr old girl and recently within the past 2 weeks or so I've had thoughts about/cravings for a c...

my cousin

my cousin is on drugs in America. Im extremly worried.  What can do to stop him???

Is it weird to want to smoke?

Hi Sam,So recently, an awful lot of important things and people have come crashing down and I can feel that I'm a bit...

drugs2

hi sam my dad smokes drugs and he has gone a little mad lately.