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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

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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Self harm

I don't know why but I can't stop self harming. Nothing bad has happened in my life but I've just started feeling num...

Depression

hi Sam, I'm 16 and my boyfriend broke up with me recently, I'm finding it hard to deal with, I've also been arguing w...

relaps

Hey, I used to selfharm, it's been almost a year since i last hurt myself and i don't want to do it again. But, i fee...

Self Harm

My names is K* and I'm 18, I have recently starting self harming again after not for 3 months, I really need to talk ...

Self-harm

My mum is only aware that i have self-harmed once. I have done this alot more than once and i keep trying to tell my ...

Mental healt

I've been struggling with depression and anxiety attacks for like two years now. I want to speak to a doctor for ther...

Self-harm

How do I find out what triggers me to self harm?

Girlfriend Self Harm

Dear Sam,I have recently found out that my girlfriend self-harms. She has told me that she had done so for the last 2...

how do I stop

I started feeling really down exactly a year ago. I started self harming. I then completely broke down and had to tel...

School and self harm

Hi Sam, i am currently in year 10, I am going back to school after Christmas break in a couple of days. However I am...

Telling my bf I cut

I need help finding a way to tell my boyfriend I cut, but I really don't know how to. It's been bothering me for a th...

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...