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    Hi I just turned 17 sep,22 and iam not currently living with my parents and the reason is because she lives in a bad part of town she does drugs.It all manly started about 2or 3 years ago when we were all living in a house me and my younger siblings my dad and older brother. my mom would just stop coming home and my dad moved out and went back to California and my older brother moved out so it was just me my little brothers and sisters i was only 15 at the time so days she wouldn't come home i would have to miss school the she just stopped coming home for moths at a time then utilities started getting cut off my dad came and took us from our mom and we moved to California and for the summer we came to see our mom and she never let us go back and that was about a year ago once we got here everything was a wreck but now none of my younger siblings live with my mom and its 4 of us two live with my older brother and me and my sister live with my uncle but im ready to get my own apartment but my mom had been acting a fool trying to make all of us come back and live with her so what can i do im depressed and when im with her i feel unsafe and im scared of what she might do and she gets high off pills and i have tried to commit suicide im just sick of it

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    RE: 17,depressed,sad,and ready to move out


    Thank you for taking the time out to write and reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. From what you have told us about your situation, it sounds like you are going through a very tough time right now trying to figure out what your next step is going to be. Having those feelings of depression, unsafe, and suicidal are definitely serious and you don’t have to right to be treated that way. You shouldn’t have to have those feelings, especially when trying to live at home. You have stated that you have tried to commit suicide once before, have you thought about a second attempt? If so, a great resource to try to get into contact with “The National Suicide Hotline.” Their number is 800.273.8525 (TALK).

    It sounds like from the time that you were only 15 years old until now, you have been going through a very difficult time. It seems like you had to grow up pretty quickly so that you could take care of your younger siblings; you’re maturity level definitely shows. You have also stated that in the past your father came over from California and took you guys back to California with him. Does that mean that your father would be the primary caregiver and guardian? Does he know what is going on since you when back to living with your mother?

    Unfortunately, here at the NRS we cannot tell you in definite terms on what would happen for someone at the age of 17 years old to run away. Laws on that specific subject vary from state to state, so our advice would be call your local non-emergency police number to get more information on that. If you need help finding that number you could also call us here so that we can assist you with that.
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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