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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    We're glad you reached out to us. We'll try to help. It sounds like your parents are not supportive and you feel abused. It's understandable that you wouldn't want to stay with them. We are not legal experts but we know that running away is not a crime; it's a status offense. However, if your parents file a runaway report, the police might look for you and if they find you, they will most likely return you home.

    If any abuse or harm is happening at home you have the right to report it. You might want to contact the Child Help Hotline at childhelp.org or call 1800-422-4453. They also have text services. You can also contact us on our safeline at 1800RUNAWAY to talk about the situation and see what options you might have. We are here 24/7 and are confidential.

    Stay safe,
    NRS

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    i want to run away because my parents are mean to but I'm scared

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you so much for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are so glad that you have found us and it takes courage to reach out.
    It sounds like you are going through a really stressful situation and we want you to know we are here for you and you are not alone.
    We are glad that you have survived and are here today to tell your story. Suicide is a scary thing and you do not have to deal with these feelings alone, there is help out there for you. If you are feeling suicidal or just need to talk you can reach out to us or The National Suicide Prevention Hotline. They can be reached at 1800-273-8255. We want you to know that you are valuable and you are worth living. You can also consider talking to your school counselor about what has been going on at home. They would be able to offer support and provide resources.
    We are not legal experts but we do have some information on the laws. If you were to leave home without permission your legal guardian could file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home.
    We hope that 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 available 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    hi i want to run away im 10 years old and iv been planing this for a year now iv tried to run away before my grandpa think that its not okay to lie to him and his right but his yelled at me for not reading his mind iv tried suicide but i was to scared iv never found such a better website to express my felling before im actually crying right know BC he gave my the talk and i know everything he said is fake i know it i wish i could run away but i have know food supplies and everything here is a heat up i want to travel night i hope that i find a time to run away

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension - other peoples' struggles with mental illness can definitely impact your own! Your mom's words and actions sound really hurtful and you deserve to live somewhere where you are loved and supported. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

    You mentioned that you don't have an outlet at home to talk about depression or past suicidal thoughts, and it can be really hard to have to hold those feelings in! ental 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. If you are thinking about hurting yourself, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time.

    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

    We'd love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to support youth and families. Please click the link below to fill out our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

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    I want to run away from home so badly. I’d rather stay with my aunt. My mother is bipolar and so is the rest of my family. Isn’t it true that your environment affects you? My mom always is angry about something. I don’t feel like I can even talk to anyone in my family if I’m ever depressed or feeling suicidal. If I talked to my mom about, she would get mad. I know this because my brother felt suicidal and she didn’t care. She said a few times to us all, “I feel like living on my own and leaving you guys behind!” Well why don’t I leave for her? This household will be fine without me. I’ve stayed somewhere else before. But what I need right now is the courage to leave. I’m concerned about how I’m going to leave and when. Being around here at home isn’t the best for my mental health. And I’m 15.

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  • ccsmod15
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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. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
    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

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    I've been wanting to run away for a few months now. My parents are strict, mean, abusive verbally and physically, my sister is the same. Everyone at school hates me, and bullies me, I only have one friend, no one understands me, and thinks I have the best life ever. When ever I try and talk to my parents they say stuff that makes me feel like a idiot. I never get to go outside much with my friends because they are so overprotective. I've always had a dream to explore the world and see amazing sights of nature. But I can't because we never go to places like that. But I want go so bad, and I have a plan and suplies, but I also don't think I can pull it off though. And I feel I will miss my house and pets and family and regret leaving, but I also think I won't be able to survive. I don't have anywhere to stay, so I'm going to go to a big forest with animals to hunt, and water to drink and bathe in. I'm not ur average 11 year old girl, u see, I act like a boy, I know how to survive, I have sharp long nails in the shape of cat nails, fangs, and I always eat meat, and I can go trough on killing an animal. I can protect myself, I know how to make fires, how to cook, how to make a tent, and build stuff. I don't care if I get dirty or hurt. I do not have Covid, I was tested and I would have known by now anyways.
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  • ccsmod15
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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. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
    Generally if you were to leave at this point without parent permission your dad would be able to make a runaway/missing person report with police and have them look for you and try to bring you back home. If you need a safe place to stay you might be able to stay at we do have shelter resources in every state and would be happy to look them up if you can reach out again.
    We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe, NRS

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    I want to run away but I’m 14 and I’m scared that if I do I don’t know what my father would do. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do please help me.

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  • ccsmod15
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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 suicide if things don’t change. 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.
    It is good that you have other family that cares for you and you feel more supported by than your father. You don’t deserve to be treated that way and threatened to be denied any fun because of a power trip. It is good to have goals like joining the military to work towards and it can help you to keep things in perspective. It might help to have daily goals or tasks to do that can help you to keep motivated and look forward to at least one thing each day.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. 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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    I want to run away. I am lucky to not have been physically abused but my dad is never there for me. He is always working and hates doing anything for me. He hasn't taken me to the dentist in over a year and a half at the least. When he isn't there at his house (almost all the time) he has his brother at the house for me and to take care of my dads pug. He hates me with every fiber of his being for reasons beyond me and gets me in trouble every chance he gets. Just earlier I closed my door which I'm not allowed to do because I my dad won't let me have any privacy. He only allows me a minute to change which is the only time a can close my door and I'm not allowed to lock it either. Anyway after i closed my door he called me into the corner of the dining room and made me stay there for 25 minutes and added five after i got up to blow my nose and when he asked me why i didn't get his permission to blow my nose he threatened to make me sit there for the rest of the day. He also told me he would personally make sure that i was grounded of anything fun for as long as he could get it and that i would never be able to shoot a gun (a dream of mine for the past while because I want to join the military because I'm inspired by some of the heroic acts soldiers did for their fellow soldiers and because I have nothing else to do with my meaningless life.) This post is just a colossal cluster f with no point besides the fact that I hate my life. I hate my dad. I hate his brother more than is even possible. I hate being alive. I just want it to stop. I want to be happy for once. But I wont. There is no happy ending for me and I know it. I would kill myself but I dont know what method would be quickest and I still have my moms mother and her husband who I love more than anything. I truly wish i could tell them how much they mean to me and that they are the only things keeping me alive.

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time and we want you to know you are not alone in this.
    Running away is a big decision, we are not legal experts but we do have some information on the laws. If you were to run away your legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home. One option may be to take a break and see if you can go to a friends or family members for a few days.
    Having depression and anxiety can be hard to deal with alone, and you do not have to be alone in this. One option to consider would be to speak with a counselor, you can try and talk with your parents about setting up and appointment. Also although schools are closed some school counselors are still meeting with youth virtually. Another good resource is called NAMI (national alliance for mental illnesses. They can be reached at 1800-950-NAMI.
    We hope that 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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    Hi I'm 11 and I want to run away I don't know what to do I have an amazing family it's my mom and dad they always tell at me for no reason and I don't know what to do I had no idea until I found you guys I mean I have bad depression and anxiety so this is really hard on me please help

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  • ccsmod8
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    Hello there -

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. We are always here to listen and here to help in any way that we can. It can be very frustrating not knowing what to do or what your next step might be from this point on.

    It sounds like you might some specific questions that you want to ask us or maybe find a place to vent about what you are feeling right now. It’s hard to talk to just anyone one about what has been going on. Please rest assured that we are completing confidential. So anything that you share with us will stay between us.

    Some things that you can think about doing is, setting small goals and celebrating them when they are achieved, maybe make a list of positive traits that you like about yourself (personal or public traits), trying your very best to refrain from comparing yourself to others or negative thoughts on your life, maybe establishing a hobby that makes you feel good about yourself, even try challenging your negative thoughts by asking their validity or by rethinking them in a positive manner. Starting a journal could also help you with these task. Having it all written down in front of you can put things in prospective on how many great things you do from day to day and not have your parent’s voice on your head telling you otherwise.

    We hope that this helps and is a small step to making things better or you during this hard time. We certainly want to help you.
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