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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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I wish I was pretty

hi sam, recently ive been fealing really upset and like i dont want to do the stuff i used to live to do. but im just...

My savings account

Dear Sam, I am a 15 year old boy who lives with his mum and dad in England. I was adopted from Guatemala when i was 2...

Drugs and drug dealing

ive gotten into drug dealing in the past 9-10 months (obviously not during lockdown) as a way to make money. It isnt ...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything you want and I read every single message sent. I can only reply to a few each week and I always do this in public on my page. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but it’s likely there are others just like it that I have answered before. If you want a definite response or need support then talking to a Childline counsellor is the best way to do that.

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Self harm

I was self harming for about three to four years and eventually got taken out of my parents care and put in a 'safe' ...

Self harm

hi sam im an 11 year old girl called r* and im self harming i dont know why HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Talking to a doctor

Hey, so basically yesterday I booked an appointment to see a doctor, about self harm and I want to know what they're ...

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...