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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

Anger

Hi Sam, I wanted to write to you about anger. At home I can get into trouble for something small(It sometimes stops h...

My favourite musician has died

Hi Sam. I’m 13 and recently one of my favourite music artists has died and I really am struggling to deal with it. I ...

Peer Pressure

Hi Sam, Recently my friends have been trying to get me to do things I'm uncomfortable with such as smoking weed, vapi...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Message from Sam

At this time of year exams start to be on people’s minds. I know how stressful they can be, so I’d be interested in hearing about how you are affected by schoolwork and exams.

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Depression

Hi Sam, for a while now I've been feeling very down and alone. At first I just assumed it was a rough patch and would...

Self harming and body image

well i have self harmed twice been to the jem center 6 times but i dont want to tell the why i do it and my body imag...

Help

I have hurt myself before but not in such a way as ot actually cut my skin. I have scratched my skin to the point whe...

please can I have some advice

I can't deal with it anymore.I have really bad anger issues and it is getting out of control.I scare my 9 year old si...

Self harm

hi sam,i need a bit of advice...ive been having a really difficult life at the moment im bulled all the time my famil...

What to tell my psychiatrist

For several years I have been very ill but no doctors have been able to diagnose me or help me with the pains and Fat...

School Counsellor

I'm seeing the school counsellor, and think I should tell her about my tendencies to self harm. Would she tell my par...

please help me

ever since year 4 i have been called names about the way i look and ceartain descions in my life. im self harming eve...

School

I was in PE the other day with fresh cuts, i walked out because the teacher was already talking to the class before i...

Left because of self harm

I really like this guy and i used to talk to him a lot and i recently told him i self harm and he completely left me ...

Self-harm

I have been self-harming for at least a year, my parents don't know. My boyfriend wants me to get proper help because...

self harm. worried

I used to self harm but my friends found out and made me promise I wouldn't do it again. I haven't but I'm going thro...

Self harm and the way I look

Lately I have been changing and people have been bugging me about it am putting me down abou it. Lets say I have been...

Scars

I self harm + a load of other mental issues. But the other day my mum bought me some bio-oil to help get rid of my sc...

Self-harm scars and summer

Hi. I've covered my arms for the past four years because of bad scarring. I haven't worn short sleeves even around my...

helping others

I recently created an anonymous instagram account just for helping and chatting to people with depression, self harm ...

Self harm

Hi, I'm a surfer and i'm starting to get to the point where I'm ready to start looking for sponsors but I'm worried, ...

Alcohol, drugs and self harm

Right. Hi Sam i am called C**** and I am nearly 16. The past few months have been really hard i have been drinking...