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    my parents and family are the cause of problems. I cut, im suicidal, and they just don't understand me. I cant get help anywhere and I feel alone. what the hell can I do? I want to run away but my dad threatens me if I show signs of it. my mom offers no help what so ever. my brothers and sisters all make it worse. what do I do?!

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    We are so glad you decided to reach out to us today. It sounds like you are going through an incredibly tough time right now and that you do not feel like your family is providing you with a supportive environment. We want to do everything we can to help you get the support you need.

    It sounds like you have been experiencing a lot of really painful, difficult emotions. Have you talked to anyone about the way you are feeling? It may be beneficial for you to talk to a supportive person about the emotions you are experiencing. The National Suicide Hotline is a great free resource that consists of caring individuals who are trained to talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings. The phone number for that resource is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY, we can also talk through the feelings you are experiencing and may be able to come up with some other options that are more specific to your location and situation.

    We might also be able to help you work through the issues you are going through with your family. It may be useful to think about the previous strategies you have tried to communicate with your parents. Have you tried writing them a letter? If not, writing a letter can be a way of expressing yourself to your parents without interruption or negative feedback. Additionally, the National Runaway Safeline offers supportive services such as a conference call, through which we can help you talk to your parents. We would be more than happy to talk through these options with you or brainstorm different options that would help you feel safe and supported.

    Once again, we want to help you through this difficult time in any way we can. You can call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat online with one of our crisis counselors through our website from 4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. We hope to hear more from you soon.


    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
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