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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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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 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. ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Death

My uncle died in july and my whole family was so upset by it. I don't live with my dad so it's like my mom has to go ...

Coping with my aunts death

On Feburary 10th my aunt passed away due to cancer. We were EXREMELY close. She was like another mum to me and she on...