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  • ccsmod7
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    Hi, thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. We understand that it takes a lot of strength to reach out for help and share your story.

    You and your sister certainly do not deserved to be yelled at and treated poorly by your aunt. Your safety and mental health is our biggest concern, so we are glad you feel safe at home when your grandmother is there. You also mentioned feeling safe around your sister, so living with her when she turns 18 might also be an option you want to consider. We understand that you want to stay in your same high school and do not want to go to California, so getting adopted by your friend’s mom is an option as long as your grandmother is willing to volunteer you to them. If you do decide that running away is your safest option, then you can always give us a call or chat with us at our website to work out a plan. In terms of places you could go, you could go stay with other family or friends as long as you are aware that they could get in trouble for harboring a runaway if you were found at their home and a runaway report was filed about you. These reports could be filed by your grandmother and are only status offenses that mean you would be returned to her if you were found by the police although the police do not typically look for runaway youth. Staying in a shelter is also an option, and we could help you find one if you would like. You also mentioned that you have anxiety and depression, so NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, would be a great resource for you. You can give them a call at 1-800-950-NAMI or text NAMI to 741741.

    Thanks again for contacting the National Runaway Safeline and having the courage to reach out for help and share your story. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us at our website 1800runaway.org anytime. Best of luck!

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    Im 15 and I want to leave my home.

    I moved in 2014 and have been in my current house ever since. After moving my aunt came down from California to help with my moms medical expenses and the house expenses. My mom passed away in 2015 and my grandmother got legal custody of me and my sister. After my mom passed my aunt started being terrible to me and my sister. She screams at us blames us for things we didnt do and takes away our stuff for no reason. She drinks smokes and slams everything around when shes mad and shes threatened me and my sister but she didnt do anything. I hate it here because my grandmother isnt here to stick up for me shes currently on vacation in california and wont be back until september. I dont know what to do. My sister is almost 18 and im affraid im going to be left here with my aunt and grandmother once shes 18. But my aunt sister and grandmother all want to move to california but I already said if they go im not going because I want to be able to finish highschool. My friend said her mom would most likely be fine with adopting me so I could get out of here. My friends mom already treats me like one of her own kids and cares about me alot. I want to get adopted by them but i dont know how. Im to the point where ive almost run away multiple times but i never did because I dont want to leave my sister. My aunt never believes that theres anything wrong with me when I tell her that I have anxiety and depression, she thinks im just using it as an excuse to be lazy. Someone please help me I dont know how much longer I can take this.

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  • ccsmod13
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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. From what you shared it sounds like you and your friend are planning on running away. Running away can be very difficult and dangerous and your safety is a priority. We encourage you and your friend to talk to someone you trust about how you have been feeling at home. This can be a family member or an adult at school like a counselor. You can also go to nami.org if you or your friend need someone to talk about you have been feeling. 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).
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe, NRS

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    Im 11 and i feel like running away... My mom threatened to kill my older brother but said she wouldnt. She and my brother mock and make fun of me everyday. Im going into middle school also.. My best friend and i both want to run away, we are the same age and have a plan to run to a park in our town, then sneak out of the city and into another city. I get bullied at school... People spread roumors about me and my friend.. Im not sure if i should bring my tablet because its under the email of my dad. My mom and brother sometimes leave for 3 hours to go shopping, while im at home alone. I have no phone and in am getting a big backpack so i might be able to fit a lot in it to make a run. I am aware of the dangers of running away but i am not afraid to.. I have money, flashlights with batteries, clothes, food, a device, and some medicine if i really need it. I only have 9.75$ and have some big foldable peices of cardboard with markers. My friend is suffering from depression and abuse and so we agreed to text each other on the day that we would run away, we want to text each other where to meet up snd what we would do. I cant run now because school starts so soon, but maybe someday i can make the run with my friend.

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  • ccsmod9
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    It sounds like you are thinking about harming yourself or ending your life. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for help, and we are so glad that you did. Your life has worth and our top priority is your safety. If you feel this is an emergency you could consider calling 911 for emergency assistance. We are here to listen and support you in any way that we can, and we can help you find resources that can help you cope with these feelings. You do not have to face this alone, and there is so much help out there for you. If you are thinking about hurting yourself, the National Suicide Hotline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time. You can also call us 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you need to talk.

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    hi i want to kill myself or runaway but i'm scared.and my reason isn't as bad as everyone else's but i have depression and anxiety and have no one to talk to so i've kept it in for a long time because i'm scared of what people will think. please help

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community-based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis-related laws is limited to the USA. It may be beneficial to check out https://www.anar.org/. We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    i need help i wanna suicide or runaway from home but im stuck in valencia spain and dont even speak spanish and my parents are making me have suicidal thoughts i need somewhere to go please

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  • ccsmod8
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    Hi,

    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find out more about the youth helpline "Bantay Bata 163" in your country: (https://corporate.abs-cbn.com/lingko...ya/bantay-bata)

    That being said, it sounds like you’re going through a lot and we can definitely talk through the issues you’re facing. It seems like you’ve got a pretty complicated situation. What you decide to do is entirely up to you, and if you ever need help or support while you think through what option makes the most sense for you, you can always call our toll-free number at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We may not have the resources to talk through the logistics or the legalities of your situation since you’re international, but we can always talk with you and we’re always here to listen.

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    Guest replied
    Hello

    I want to live in an orphanage. I don’t want to have any contact with family anymore. My mother always dismisses my problems whenever I say something, and will always blame me for making my family’s life miserable. She also says that life isn’t really hard, and I was the one that was making it complicated for myself whenever I tell her my problems. Then, when I said I want to go to a psychologist, she says that is a waste of money, and she repeats the statement she said to me whenever I tell her my problems. Yes, life is easy, but it can be hard as well. She always talks bad behind my back, and shows favoritism towards my brother. She shows him affection, and gives him everything unconditionally. When my brother steals from me, she doesn’t really get mad at him and repays for him instead. Then, when my brother doesn’t do his chores, she blames me because I didn’t do any chores, even though he was the one who started getting lazy. He doesn’t bear any consequences, and is let go of everything wrong he does. She also threatens to cut me off school since I was emotionally unstable. Instead of her reaching out to a psychologist, she gives me that. She tells me I don’t deserve to have education. She hasn’t done that yet because I was pretending to be a ‘ kind ‘ kid by the time she was at home. You know, the one who knows everything, and is very socially and academically smart. She says she doesn’t mind if I have low grades, but when I say to her that I failed a quiz, she says it was a shame that I don’t have the highest score in a disappointed voice.

    Then, there is the time when my mother would say to me that I am a burden for the family, and I should run away from home. She said she doesn’t care if anyone rapes me, and proceeds to tell me how much she wants to beat me up if she were in our home ( she works abroad ). Then, she threatens me to give me to my father, who has abused me in my childhood. I don’t want to be under the care of my father. He may be a pedophile because he had a girlfriend younger than him, who was about my age.

    My grandfather had sexually harrassed me one time in the past. When he was drunk, while I was taking care of him, he pulled off my short and tried to take off my panties. Then, when I was in grade 9, he mentions that if he were the rapist, he would have waited and rape that girl at 17 years old. That was the time when my fear of him grew. Every time I sleep, I would be scared because he might come into the room and rape me, and my nanny won’t tell anyone because she’s always on his side. He also calls me names because of me wetting in bed. He calls me “ Panghe “ ( Stinky ), and “ Puke “ ( . Peepee ). There was the time when I got angry of him and my nanny for humiliating me publicly, he calls me a demon and a child of Satan repeatedly. He also beats me up when I cry about something, and calls me weak for that.

    My nanny had bullied me since I was a kid. They called me abnormal and crazy when I was a child. My nanny said I should go to a mental hospital because I was childish. I was just 9 at that time, I guess. I was grade 5. When I told her I was being bullied at school, she laughed at me along with her grandfather. My guidance counselor said that maybe it was because they were trying to cheer me up, but they were saying that I was really crazy in front of me, I shoudn’t be offended because I am one.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. We know it takes a lot of strength. Your safety and happiness are our top priorities and we are here to help.
    It sounds like you are going through a very difficult time. You mentioned that your dad can be physically and emotionally abusive. Abuse of any kind is NEVER okay. You deserve help and have the right to report this abuse. You can do this by contacting the police at 911 or giving us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY. If you are in immediate danger, please contact 911.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to give local resources on this platform. However, consider reaching out to the LGBT National Youth Talk Line at 1-800-246-7743 and the the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4222-4453 for resources more specific to your situation. Also, give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you find resources in your area.

    Best of luck,
    The National Runaway Safeline

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    Hi there. ' 12 yrs old and i really meed to run away. My mother is always trying to force a religion in me but i'm not sure if i want it or not because i am bisexual and i cant come out because it is against her religion. My dad will sometimes beat me but not hard enough to leave any noticeable scars or injuries. He constantly emotionally abuses me calling me a slut, **********, hoe, brat, etc. I was wondering if there was anyone who lives im the la area willing to help me.

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. Living in a house of eight can be really frustrating. We are not legal experts but we do have some knowledge of the laws. If you leave home without permission your legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police do find you they most likely would bring you home. Running away can be dangerous especially for a 12 year old. There are other options out there for you such as talking to someone, seeing if you can stay with another family member or friend. If running away is your only option your safety is the top concern. If you need a safe place to stay we can help you look for resources if you give us a call.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore your options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. We wish you the best of luck in your situation!
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi I’m 12 I live in Idaho I live in a house of 8 I want to run away and not be tracked by my phone what should I do?

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  • ccsmod11
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    Hello There
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen.
    It sounds like you are going through a pretty difficult time right now. You do not deserve to be told your ideas are unworthy and that you are crazy. Just know that them saying those hurtful things to you is about them and not about you.
    You mentioned wanting to run away, we are not legal experts but we do have some knowledge on the laws. If you decide to leave without parent’s permission and you are a minor they do have the right to file a runaway report. If the police do find you they most likely would bring you home if home is a safe place for you to go. You may want to consider talking to someone like a friend or family member or a therapist about what is going on in your life. Sometimes talking to someone about what is going on can help you feel better. If you do decide to leave home and need somewhere safe please give us a call and we can try and help you look for safe places to stay.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore your options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide you with support. We wish you the best of luck!
    NRS
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