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  • Running away and Mental Health

    Hello, Me and my boyfriend have considered running away together, I'm 16 and He's 18.

    I possibly have Aspergers Syndrome and have been hearing voices and seeing things, So I made an appointment with a mental health clinic. My mum recieved a letter and since then she's been mad at me saying I'm "copying people" and accusing me of stealing objects from the house. I never tell her anything because she always accuses me or lieing or copying over people. I have depression and sometimes I get so upset I cut and consider suicide. I just want to get away and live with my boyfriend since he's the only person who understands me but if we're caught I don't want to be seperated from him or I'll kill myself.

    He has Aspergers and Depression and comes from a broken home, He has been abused in the past.

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    Thank you for reaching out to us and telling us about what’s been going on. It sounds like you are in a very difficult situation right now and it was very brave of you to contact us about it. Hopefully we can provide you with some resources and assistance to help you out.

    It sounds like you are having a very difficult time with your mom right now and we are sorry to hear that. When you went to the mental health clinic, did they provide you with any insight as to why you may be hearing voices? We’re sorry to hear that your mom accuses you of lying; nobody deserves to feel unsupported when going through a difficult time. We’re glad you have reached out to us though.

    You mentioned that you wanted to go live with your boyfriend and it sounds like the two of you are very supportive of each other. If you were to leave home, do you know how you might survive or where you may stay? On our webpage, we do have a list of questions for youth who are considering leaving home (; what do you think about those?

    Here at the National Runaway Safeline, we are a confidential and anonymous crisis line for youth. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you would like to talk with us further or if you would like to explore what options may be available. We also have online chat services that are available from 4:30 PM-11:30 PM (CST) if you’d rather talk with us that way.

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

    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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    Tell us what you think about your experience!


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