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    I'm currently 16, and I've been contemplating whether or not I should run away for many years now. Suicide has always been in my head but I have morals. I'm not physically abused, but I am definitly emotionally abused and it's taken a toll on my grades, and my daily life at home. Some days I won't eat at all, some days I'll overeat until I throw up. I spend most of my day in my room laying down not doing my homework. My parents spoil me, but I don't care about the material things. They buy me a bunch of things but they treat me like a dog. They're unfair and they've even told me "I'm not their child" and that "I'm a disgrace." The worst part, is that I'm gay, and I know they won't take it well. I have to snoop around and my whole life at home is horrible. I'm only happy when I'm away from them. I'm just tired of dealing with unnecessary treatment, and I'm tired of having to hide who I really am. I don't want to sound arrogant or anything, but I deserve better. I just want to run away.

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    RE: Done

    Hello and thanks for contacting us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you’re going through a difficult situation at home with your parents, but we are glad you reached out to us today. It takes a lot to reach out for help, but it’s a step towards getting the services you need. You mentioned that you were thinking about running away and that you are having issues with being emotionally abused by your parents. Nobody deserves to be abused, and we are here to listen and support you in any way that we can. Our primary concern at NRS is always your safety. You mentioned that you have thought about suicide. We are so glad that you reached out for help. The Trevor Project, a hotline for LGBT teens who are thinking about suicide, might be a great resource for you. You can call them at 1-866-488-7386 or go to
    You also mentioned that you have some issues with eating. That sounds really difficult. If you need someone to talk to about this, you can always call NEDA at 1-800-931-2237 or visit their website at
    If you feel that you need additional resources or someone to talk to please feel free to contact us 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY. All of our services are anonymous and confidential, and we can talk to you about your plans to run away and help you figure out what your next steps will be. It takes a lot of bravery to reach out to help. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, 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.

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