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Something on your mind? Or need some support?

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 reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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latest letters

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 need help. I hate myself. I'm spending every minute trapped in my own head. I hate myself. I scream at everyone. I'...

Eating problems

I dont know if  i have an eating disorder. I look at people and they seem to est as if its normal. Well with me its a...

eating disorders

I'm 15 and I have an eating disorder. My mum is bullimic so she has never taken my eating problems seriously until I ...

No way out

I've had problems for nearly five years, and it's driving me crazy. I don't eat hardly anything. Anything I do eat, I...

i think im bulimic

i havnt really told anyone this im the only one who knows :/ ive seen posters about this site and thought id checkit ...

Picked on for being too skinny

I eat well for a 15 year old girl but i get called names and evryone picks on me because of my weight. My BMI says im...

Anorexia

I've never thought about my weight before secondary school because i suppose when i was younger it didnt matter. Now ...

i dont know what to do

I've started to starve and self harm myself becase I'm feeling fat, I feel like I can't eat anymore or the fat will b...

cant eat any more

im finding it hard to eat lately, i cant eat more than a couple of mouthfuls before i feel stuffed. i have poured sou...

how?

how? how do i stop cutting? how do i start eating? and how do i make sure I'm okay with it? i don't want cuts on chri...

the holidays :/

hi i dont eat anything during school time and its easy to hide and easy to resist the temptation to. i used to love ...