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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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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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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...

Sleeping

im finding it rly diffcult to sleep atm as everytime i sleep i feel trapped n i see a image of a room just filled wit...

Friend wants to commit suicide

hi, my best friend is having a few issues at the moment and has taken it apon herself to commit suicide... i have no ...

Feeling depressed

Hi, I have been feeling very depressed For a couple of months now. im having lots of family problems and it's all jus...

depression and the doctors

I have made a doctors appointment to talk about my depressive symptoms, to see wherever or not i do have depression a...

Post-Christmas Mental Health

I suffer with bad depression, anxiety/panic and OCD, but the few weeks before Christmas I've been feeling really good...

Can you help me please

I feel depressed all the time can't sleep at night and bad memories keep coming back in to my head. Can you help me

How to continue

Hi Sam. I'm 14 and I am severely depressed. My question is, upon experiencing depression (and then more importantly r...

Counselling

Hi, My mum has resently asked me about whether or not i want counselling and i dont know if i do or not, i know that ...

My friend is suicidal

My freind is really worrying me. She keeps talking about killing herself and that she doesnt want to live anymore. Sh...

I need help with PTSD

Hi im a 14 year old girl and for 3 years plus I have cut/burnt myself. I have lots of scars from my battle and everyt...

Thinking Of Committing Suicide

I've been thinking of this for a long time. I'm getting sick of getting bullied. I have been bullied every year in hi...

Mental Illness

Dear Sam,I'm very positive I have some type of mental illness. I have taken online professional tests, and it shows p...

My mum hears voices

So my Mother has a mental disablity, and she behaves like a child and can hear voices in her head. I live with my dad...

Ocd

i'm K***, i have had this problem for nearly a year now and it just continues to get worst. it all started when i was...

Depression

I guess i have suffered from depression for awhile now. about a year or more, it kind of started when some stuff happ...

How to talk about depression?

I am going to the doctors about another matter and I am going to tell them about it then. But I am finding it hard to...

i have ADHD and ODD

hi  i have been diagnosed with adhd and odd i know what they stand for but not much about them. i have been given tab...

Voices

I'm scared of a lot of things at the moment and I even find waking up in a morning hard. I don't like to get out of b...

Bad Voice In My Head

Hello Sam, Im Thirteen and My Name is --------. since about the 20th of december ive had a bad voice in my head,i was...