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  • #16
    Reply: I've always wanted to run away.

    Hi,
    Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline.

    It sounds like you are in a tough situation and may be looking at running away as an option to help cope with everything. Running away is a big step and there are things to consider as far as your safety and ability to survive. You don’t deserve to be abused in any way. It’s not your fault that this is going on.
    We understand how difficult it must have be for you. Your feelings are important to us.
    You are very brave for expressing them. Good for you.
    NRS would like you to know we are here to support you at this difficult time.

    Let us know how we might help, please contact us at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) orwww.1800Runaway.org (live chat).

    NRS is here to listen and here to help.
    Having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of. We are here as support to help you and your friend through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.

    Take care,
    NRS


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    • #17
      Scared to actually run away

      I'm a 16-year-old girl who lives with my mother, her boyfriend, my grandmother, uncle, auntie, and all their kids. You see my all the adults in my family are addicted to meth and my uncle and mother are mentally and emotionally abusive. They are narcissistic, selfish and impossible to talk to. I have tried everything. Even attempted suicide. And when we weren't with my family, my mom's boyfriend would hit us and do all this horrible ********. I moved to my grandmas to get away but my mother and her boyfriend followed. And I have already got my bags at my boyfriend and after a few days, I'm leaving with my best friend who lives an hour away from where I am at now. I just need to know if this is the right decision. I just plan on leaving for the summer and coming back to do all my junior and senior year classes online. After that I'm leaving for good. Is this the right thing to do? Because I can't deal with the drugs and abuse anymore.

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      • ccsmod3
        ccsmod3 commented
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        Thanks for reaching out. It sounds like you are dealing with a lot of trauma in your life between the abuse and the addictions and your own mental health. You are making a decision to remove yourself from that and you want some support for this decision and that’s understandable.

        You mentioned you had attempted suicide. We just want to assure you that your life has value and whatever you are going through, it is not worth your life. If you feel you might attempt suicide again, please don’t hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. They can help you.

        You also mentioned your family and your mom’s boyfriend being abusive towards you. Abuse is never okay and you deserve to live your life in a place where you are safe. One thing you can consider is filing an abuse report with Child Help. You can reach them at 1-800-422-4453. Filing an abuse report would make a record of what happened.

        You’re the only person who can answer if it’s the right thing for you to do, but it really sounds like you have a solid plan to complete your education while also keeping yourself safe. We are non-directive, which means we won’t tell you what to do.

        However, we can mention some things to think about as you bring your plan to life. You may want to consider having a conversation with the person you are staying with to find out what they expect from you. Maybe they want you to chip in on rent or chores. Maybe they have rules they want you to be aware of.

        You may want to consider getting a job if you are able to work in your state. A little money can help if you need to get home quick. There may be other things you’ll want to think about and you can call us anytime 24/7 if you want help going over your plan. We can be reached by phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY or for chat online at 1800runaway.org.

    • #18
      They say hit my sisters but i dont today my sister got push by my other sis and she is hurt so bad she cant move imma get beat even though it wasnt me what do i do p.s. no one likes me in the family

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      • ccsmod9
        ccsmod9 commented
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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 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. 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 chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best
        We hope to hear from you soon.
        Be safe,
        NRS

    • #19
      I want to run away and never come back but im hesitant that my parents will make it worse.i just want to live life on my own.I dont want parents.I want to walk the streets and explore.and see places where i have never been.i dont want parents.I dont even want family.I just want want to leave and never come back.help me

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      • ccsmod15
        ccsmod15 commented
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        Hello,

        It sounds like you really want to be independent and free. That's so understandable. Youth is a time where we test boundaries and try to figure out our place in the world. It also sounds like you might be having some difficulties at home with your parents and family. We're sorry to hear that!

        Running away is a big decision. Some questions to consider: How will I be safe? Where will I stay? How will I provide for my needs? How will my family react? What impact will this have on my future goals?

        We'd like to help you sort these questions out for yourself. We never tell anyone what to do, including whether or not you decide to run away. Sometimes talking things over with someone is a good idea. That's what we are here for. Additionally, we have a large database of resources, things like shelters, counselors, and so on.

        The best way we can help is if you give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We are here 24/7. We also have a chatroom that you can use to chat with us via www.1800runaway.org.

        Good luck, stay safe, and we hope to hear from you soon!

        NRS

    • #20
      I want to run away I'm 10 and my name is braylen me and my little sister briley have been planning to run away for a while know but I'm scared I have already planned to go to loasina as soon as possible my girlfriend is there and she may help us but I'm scared to be alone but I know people want help me but what if I don't want help maybe its cause I'm just spoiled and selfish I don't know I came here to get advice so here I go pressed send

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      • ccsmod15
        ccsmod15 commented
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        HI, Thank you for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. Being scared to run away, and wondering if people can or will help, and reaching out for advice – these were all smart things. Running away is a really big risk to take, especially for someone who is 10. It sounds like you are trying to protect yourself and your sister from something happening at home. That is a very brave thing to do, and we want that for you too. You were smart enough to find us, so you don’t have to go through this alone. We are here to help you.
        If you are in danger and are afraid to be at home, you can take your sister to your local Fire Station and you can tell the Firemen that you are not safe at home. They will help you to talk to the people who can help with that.
        We are here for you to talk about all of this, either through out phone hotline at 1-800-786-2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY) or via live chat at 1800runaway.org What you are going through and what you are planning deserves our time and attention to talk through your options. We are here to listen and to help, and also to help keep you safe and off the streets.
        We truly hope to hear from you soon.
        NRS
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