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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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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...

Organisation

hey same so this is a complex situation but to cut a long story short my sister has been going through some really to...

Suicide

Dear Sam, I accidently read my friend's email and found out that she is suicidal and has alcohol abuse. She sees no ...

I'm too scared

Note: We have changed a few words in your letter but the meaning has not changed.I got bullied on social networking s...