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  • ccsmod3
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    Thank you for reaching out to us. It sounds like you are really overwhelmed right now. It happens to everyone from time to time but it’s just a moment and not a terrible life. Since you are 18 you are more than likely considered a legal adult which means that you can move out if you want to and you won’t be considered a runaway. As a legal adult, you have a right to make your own decisions about where you live. We can help you make a plan for how to deal with your situation and help you find resources to land on your feet. Having a plan for where you will live and how you will survive once you move out can be very helpful. Moving can be a huge step, and you don’t have to be alone. Some steps you can take towards independence might be to find employment if you don’t have an income, or to save up money for moving expenses. It can also be helpful to research rents in your area, find a roommate, or make a budget. Another thing you might want to consider is what kinds of things you depend on your parents for currently such as tuition expenses for school, or health insurance, and whether they would continue to provide those things after you leave. There may be social service agencies in your area that can help meet some of these needs, such as Transitional Living Programs, a kind of shelter where young adults can live and get services to help them transition to independent living. We are here to listen and help however we can. You can also call us 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you need to talk.

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    Sadly, I’m 22 years old and I just want to get away. From everything & everybody. I can’t do it here anymore. I’m all out of options . All out of hope. You know they tell you do the right thing , be a good person, keep God first & things will be okay. That’s the biggest lie I ever heard. I’ve always done those things and ******** still goes bad for me. I don’t expect awards for doing what I’m supposed to but I expect things to go as planned. I hate it here. I just want to leave but I’m so scared. Where would I go? Where would I eat? & with these conversations about sex trafficking, I’m even more terrified. Ugh I hate life

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  • ccsmod4
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    I'm 17 years old and I'm the son of two immigrants

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

    With everything that you have been going through at home with your parent’s it took a lot of courage for you to reach out. We appreciate you sharing your feelings about the situation. Well done. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

    You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. If you are having thoughts of suicide there is support available to you. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

    For continuing education, alternative housing and employment contact Job Corps https://www.jobcorps.gov/

    You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
    If you would like to talk more in detail please call 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in.


    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 9-1-1 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

    Be safe,
    NRS


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    I'm 17 years old and I'm the son of two immigrants. I'm constantly abused emotionally, and have thoughts about killing myself on a daily basis. My parents want me to leave so they probably won't care if I left (hopefully). Is there a way for me to get a job, live a life go to college and find a shelter so on. Please tell me I don't know how much longer I can go on.

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello! We appreciate you reaching out for help, and want you to know that you are not alone.
    To begin with, you mentioned that your mom spanks you guys, and that you do not wat to be at home anymore. It’s important to note that no person should have to endure any abuse, whether that is psychical, emotional, or verbal. If you feel that the situation were to arise again, you may consider reaching out to the Child Help hotline at 1800) 422-4453. You’re really brave for opening up about the abuse in your home, please know that you are not alone, and we are here to help
    Lastly, you mentioned that you don’t want to be at home with your mom anymore, but are scared of upsetting her. An option to explore would be to reach out to any family member with your guardian’s approval, and see if you could spend a couple of nights with the, while everything settles down at home. We aren’t legal experts, but if you decide to leave on your own, as in running away, your legal guardian may file a runaway report with the local authorities. Whoever harbors a runaway may face some consequences. If you feel unsafe at some point, an option to explore would be reaching out to the National Safe Place by texting the word safe and your location to 44357.

    Thank you once again for reaching out to us again. You took the initiative in reaching out to us, and we want you to know that your efforts do not go unnoticed. If you feel like you need additional support, or have other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via phone at 1800) 786-2929, or by chat at www.1800runaway.org. Best of luck!

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    I don't know where to go I hate my mother. She spanks me my brother and I in a game called tag team. After she spanks the iving crap out of us she makes us high five a sibling to make them get spanked then they high five a sibling and etc. I don't want to be here. She goes through things where shes kind for a second then very hostile for a second. I want to leave but I don't want to make the kind part of my mother upset. I just don't know what to do

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. You must be going through a pretty difficult time right now with having those thoughts.
    First we want you to know that your life is valuable and that there are people who care that are willing to listen and willing to help. You could always contact The National Suicide Prevention Line at: 1800-273-8255. You could also consider talking with a school counselor about what you are going through. If you need immediate help please don’t hesitate to call the police or your local hospital.
    You also mentioned wanting to run away, we are not legal experts but do have general information on the laws. 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Plese help me i wana kill my selp and run away

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  • ccsmod15
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    Thank you for contacting us at the National Runaway Safeline. It takes great courage to reach out for help and we glad that you decided to reach out to us.

    It sounds like you have a lot on your plate and your hard work and effort is not being appreciated. You deserve to be loved and treated with respected. We are glad to hear that at least your mom seems to care. Other's actions doesn't change the hard work and effort you put in and take care of everything. It can be helpful to talk about this with your mom or another adult you trust family member, friend or school personnel.

    Leaving home can be hard and you are doing great by reaching out for help before taking any steps. We are confidential and open 24x7. If you like you can call us at 1-800-786-2929 and we would be happy to listen to you, explore your options and provide any resources. We wish you the best and hope to hear from you soon.

    Best
    NRS

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    im done with it. Im done with doing stuff for .... and everyone else and not getting a thank you or okay, last night I cooked for ********ing everyone and got nothing in returned i cleaned up after myself and thought ..... would clean up after her kids but no. She didnt and this morning .... lost her phone and we were looking and ..... said we needed to talk for a second then yelled at us that we need to do more, she doeant even live here she doesnt know what we freaking do. Its like they don't care about what i do. I just am freaking done. No matter what i do for them they wanna make me feel like im trash it seems like my mother cares, but everyone else doesnt. Im just done..im only 16 and I take care of a lot and then my 3 yr old sister messes it all up and it looks like i dont do anything. I dont a good dad and idk where else to go..
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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

    You mentioned that you have been dealing with depression and you used to self-harm because of it. It can be really hard to live with mental health issues and we want you to know that you aren’t alone in addressing them. If you’d like some additional support, an organization that may be helpful is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). You can contact them by calling 1-800-950-NAMI or you can text them by sending NAMI to 741741.

    It sounds like you aren't being listened to when you are trying to express your thoughts and feelings about your current situation. It could be a good idea to work with a local family counselor or have a conversation mediated by a school counselor/social worker, trusted friend, or family member to help clear the air. If you'd like, you can also call us directly and we can conduct a conference call with your parents (or guardians) so you have a safe environment where you can express yourself.

    If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

    Stay safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I don't know if running away is what i want to do it's just i get yelled at about everything like i do everything but it's not good enough i use to self harm but i stopped and like i get depressed every now and then and when i try to tell someone about it they just laugh and say so am i it's like i feel if i just run away it will solve everything and i won't be in anyone's way or bother them and they won't have to put up with me anymore i just want to feel love and i don't feel that at all

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  • ccsmod9
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    Hi there,

    You mentioned wanting to know how you can leave home before turning 18. The easiest way to leave home is with your mom’s permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your mom. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.

    Please reach out soon so that we may offer support and resources to you. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929).

    Be safe,

    NRS

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    Guest replied
    i messed up in school and my mom told her boyfriend she didn't want me and that i made her want to kill herself and i just want to be able to leave because its making me feel so depressed

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  • ccsmod7
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    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. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now. It sounds like you’re fearing that the situation may end in you not being here anymore. Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org is also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.

    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. This may be an isolating and lonely time for you, but you are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.

    If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon. Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe and stay strong,

    NRS
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