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  • I wanna run away but I don't know where to go.

    I wanna run away. I can't take it anymore. I always get the blame it feels like for everything my sister says or does. I'm 17 in 25 days, and my mom treats me like i'm a kid. I really don't know what to do. I do self harm because it takes away some of my pain. I take counseling but I don't really tell her anything. I don't really have anyone to talk to. Just feels like if I left home it would be so much easier. My mom and my sister seem to use me as a stress re-leaver, when they are mad they use me to take it out on. My best friend don't really know what to say to it. If I run away how do I get a job? Is there a place i can go that will help me continue my life? Is there a place near where I live that can help me finish school and get into collage?

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    Thank you for reaching out to us and telling us what is going on. It was very brave of you to do that and hopefully, we can provide you with some resources. Unfortunately, we aren’t legally trained so we wouldn’t be able to tell you what would happen if you were to leave home.

    We are sorry to hear that you get the blame for what your sister does and that they use you as a stress reliever. You said that you see a counselor but you don’t really talk to her about what is going on at home. Could you tell us more about that? It sounds like you try talking to your friend about it but she doesn’t know what to say either. We are sorry to hear that and we’re glad that you have told us about it.

    You said that you harm yourself to take away some of your pain. There is a website, To Write Love on Her Arms (www.twloha.com) that may be able to provide you with some resources and as a place to talk with others about how you are feeling. Are there things that you enjoy that also help you to feel better?

    Since we aren’t legally trained here, we wouldn’t be able to tell you if you would be able to get a job or how to do that. Since you are under 18, you are still considered a minor and your mom may have the option of filing a runaway report with the local police. Do you think she would do that? If she did, if they located you, they could either take you home or contact her and let her know that they have you.

    It sounds like you are interested in a shelter or other safe place to go and we may be able to help you locate one. Now, just so you know, shelters are usually required to contact your legal guardian to gain consent for you to stay there. But, that is something that we can explore further if you were to call us. We can help you locate a shelter and try calling them to see what their policies about youth are. If you would like to explore this further, please give us a call. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We also have online chat that is available from 4:30 PM-11:30 PM (CST), 7 days a week. You can find the chat on our website (www.1800runaway.org).

    We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck.

    ~NRS
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    info@1800runaway.org (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NRSOnlineServicesSurvey

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    • #3
      im 13

      im 13 and me and my friend are going to runaway.. were done with the bs we have to go through with our families.. -.- any suggestions where we should go??

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      • #4
        re: I wanna run away but I don't know where to go.

        Hi,

        I am glad you are reaching out to us, and we are here to help in anyway that we can. What kind of "BS" are you going through? Also, this link has some questions that you might want to consider before you do run away, http://www.1800runaway.org/Should-I-Run-Away/. If you would feel comfortable calling us, you can call our 24-hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), or you can contact us via our online chat service at www.1800runaway.org. It is open from 4:30 pm- 11:30 pm CST.

        -NRS
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

        National Runaway Safeline
        info@1800runaway.org (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)
        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

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        • #5
          Parent issues

          My parents are giving a really hard time they don't understand what its like being a teenager here because they were raised different. And just because im the youngest daughter they over react and act too extreme especially when it comes to them finding out I had sex with my boyfriend! We both know the consequences and we protect ourselves and we get check up but to my parents it seem to be the end of the world just because they're religious and believe sex is for when your married only! And its hard to talk to them cause there both hard headed and stubborn. And they want to kick me out to live with my boyfriend because im in living in sin which I know cause I read the the bible and stuff but I wish they can more understanding like other parents are.

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          • #6
            re: I wanna run away but I don't know where to go.

            Hi

            Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. We are sorry to hear about what you are going through with your parents. It sounds like trying to effectively communicate to your parents can be difficult and frustrating. It is unfortunate that your parents are not trying to hear you out. It sounds like you would like for your parents to be more understanding and remain at home. We are sorry to hear that your parents want to kick you out because you are having sex. It doesn’t sound like kicking you out is really going to solve anything. It is understandable that your parents may have rules for their house. It is also understandable that parents want the best for their children and sometimes this is not seen eye to eye. Generally speaking, a lot of parents do want their children to wait until marriage for sex or at least until they are over the age of 18. It sounds like you may have tried to discuss your feelings to your parents. Have you and your parents ever attended family counseling before? Sometimes family counseling can help address the same issues from different perspectives.

            If you want to remain within the house, we hope you are able to do so. If you are unable to remain there or are in need of somewhere safe to go, we may be able to assist. Youth shelters are available depending on your age and location. If you feel unsafe, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. In addition to helping you locate resources, we can also provide support, a listening ear, and the option to conference call referrals as well.

            We hope to hear from you and would like to wish you the best of luck. Remember that we can be reached by dialing 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). Our hotline is toll-free, anonymous, confidential, and available 24/7. We can also be reached via live chat between 4:30pm and 11:30pm CST.

            Best Wishes
            ~NRS
            Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

            National Runaway Safeline
            info@1800runaway.org (Crisis Email)
            1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)
            Tell us what you think about your experience!
            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

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            • #7
              im 16. I want a new life away from here. All I feel is numb and suicidal, my boyfriend doesn't make me happy anymore, I have no friends at all, my family is abusive as ******** . I don't have anywhere to go and i just want to pack my bags and start over, better than killing myself right? like what the ******** is the point of being around toxic people, I'm not happy here.
              Last edited by ccsmod4; 08-10-2018, 04:55 AM.

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              • #8
                I’m 15 and I wanna run away. I’ve did it before but this time I wanna be gone for a few days. My mom and siblings stay with my aunt because we got evicted out of my house and I just hate living here. I hate the condition it’s in and I always get in trouble and cursed out. My mom told my aunt that I need to see a therapist and my aunt was like I don’t need to see a therapist I just need a good old fashion whooping. Every time I get on the phone with my boyfriend my aunt always say I needa get off the phone and do something productive with myself. They should make a place for teens who wanna clear there minds and get away. If I get in trouble or yelled at again I’m picking my things and leaving. Any suggestions on where to go?

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                • #9
                  Reply: I’m 15 and I wanna run away.

                  Hi there,

                  Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).

                  We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on.
                  We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
                  Transitioning to living with someone else can be difficult. We understand your frustrations about living with your aunt. If you would like to talk more about your situation and explore some options, we can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance.

                  Again if you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.
                  Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

                  .
                  Be safe,
                  NRS
                  Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                  National Runaway Safeline
                  info@1800runaway.org (Crisis Email)
                  1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)
                  Tell us what you think about your experience!
                  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

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