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  • Hi i want to run away my family treat me like crap they don't care about me they treat like I'm not part of the family everyday I go to bed crying because everytime I wake up I wake to a family that doesn't care about I'm very depressed and I need help because I can't continue to go through this it hurts that no one cares about me or wut happens to me so it's better off if I just run away it's not like they will care I'm just so tired of struggling and letting everyone down I'm just another mouth to feed so there really no point of me staying here I've been hurt mentally and I don't think I can continue to go through this can you please help me your my last hope

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      Hi there, thank you for reaching out to us!

      We know it can be very difficult to share your experiences and feeling with others, so we appreciate you looking for help with us. When considering running away it is important to know that running away is not a crime or illegal. When you run away your parents or guardians can make a runaway report with the police. If you are under the age of 17 police will usually return you home. Their goal is to reunite you with your family, running away is considered a status offense which means they need to reunite you simply because you are a minor not because it is illegal. If you are 17 police will not usually actively look for you and may not even take the runaway report because they assume you would be a little more independent, although exceptions do exist. Once you do runaway it can be pretty overwhelming to look for shelters or programs that may be meant for youth your age, you could choose to look on your own but here at NRS we can help you look for shelters nearest to you. If you would like help looking you could chat with us at www.1800runaway.org or call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY.

      The situation your in can be very difficult to deal with especially if you feel you don’t have support, if you would like someone to talk to we could help you as well or you could choose to call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you could also text NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) by texting NAMI to 741741. You do not deserve to feel this way or to be treated differently, remember there is support out there. If you do choose to runaway we can help you develop a plan and have a safe place to go. If you have any further questions please feel free to call or chat with us at www.1800runaway.org or call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY.

      We wish you the best of luck.

  • I’m 14 and Moroccan I’m living with my mom and she abuses me and i really can’t handle i do wanna run away and i don’t know where and pls can u help even if there’s anyone to adopt me I’m down for it i just don’t want this family

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      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 a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.

      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.

  • My friend and I are 13, and we are having it rough. School is just a horrible thing where we get labeled, called names and have horrible home lives. I get in trouble bc I look at my phone. My parents got divorced when I was 2 and I lived with my grandparents for 10 years. They are very strict. I never get any freedom and it seems like I am disciplined for having an opinion. My friends life is worst and I don’t feel like going into detail. We want to run away together where no one knows us. But everyone will judge. My friend and I are controlled on what people think about us and we want to escape. I feel like I won’t have the guts too. That we will just have to deal with this stupid society. We both will feel bad if we do run away but we can’t handle this. We have a plan but no destination. We need help.

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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 seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
      While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
      We could help you look up teen shelters in your area, but many shelters would need your parents' permission to admit you for legal reasons. We understand you are struggling to figure out where to go. Sometimes it helps to get permission from your guardians to live with another family member for the time being. Your safety is a priority, and it is important to know where you are going, as well as where you would go if that destination did not work out.
      We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice to assist you. 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).
      If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
      Be safe,
      NRS

  • Hello. I'm 14 almost 15. I have a best friend and we both have abusive families. We want to run away in the future once we're done with high school, but we have nowhere to go and we want to go to college. We don't know where to run away to and we don't have any money. I really need help and I have no idea what to do. Where do I go? How do I go to college? How do I get a job for money? How do I pack all my things? My parents said I cannot leave and I have to go to a college near their houses. I can't choose my college, job, or where to live. If I do choose for myself they won't support me with the money and beat me up. If I ever do run away I do feel a little sad because I will miss them a little bit but it's for the best because all these years my depression and self-harm were all because of my 'family'. I can only leave if I get married to a man and live with him. I don't want to get married and I'm a lesbian and my whole family is homophobic... Please help me. I have a dream and my family say that it will never happen, that I'm not "special", and that they hate me.

    I am not allowed to really go anywhere. I don't have the freedom and so I can't really just walk out the door. I have so many siblings too and it's very very rare for me to be left alone at home for hours. If I'm lucky maybe less than an hour. I do have a bunch of other things that will help me? I have bags with medicine, bandaids, pocket knives, those type of stuff. I don't plan on running away until my last school year. I need to run away because I'm pretty patient and I've been counting down the years for so long. I always have excuses ready and plan a , b , c ,d , etc if things don't go as planned. I feel like I'll be very prepared but I feel like If I don't make it out of here successfully I think in the end I might just kill myself. I'm also not 100% sure if my friend feels the same way about running away. We talked about it a long time ago but I don't know if she changed her mind. Please help me it hurts me so much thinking that I won't make it. (I am also online schooled) Please help me and thank you so much.
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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 such limited independence and where you cannot be happy. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

      You said that both you and your friend are living in abusive households. Absolutely no one deserves to be abused. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.

      You also mentioned a couple things about self-harming and thoughts of suicide. 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. We know that stressors like this can be overwhelming at times and it sounds like you have turned to self-injury as a way to cope. It’s totally understandable that you would want to do something to give you a feeling of power and control when you may feel hopeless. To Write Love on Her Arms is an organization dedicated to supporting people who use this coping mechanism on their road to self-realization and recovery. You can check them out by going to https://twloha.com/. 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’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

  • I'm so lost.


    Life has been pretty bad lately. My dad has been putting alcohol before my sister, my stepmom, and I. My parents have put a spy app on my phone and they are constantly tracking my location because they don´t want me going places without them knowing and they don´t want me texting people that THEY dont know even thought I personally know them. They made me delete my phone contacts that they didn´t know and they are trying to control every aspect of my life. They get mad even though they are never there for me. They wonder why I misbehave. I can´t handle my family anymore. Im the only one who REALLY takes care of my sister and they only get mad at me. Even if I do something good. I´ve been thinking about running away, but I have to really be careful because my dad is a police officer and he might be able to find a way to bring me home. Im trying to get to Austin Texas (where my girlfriend lives) but I live in Oregon. The only way I can get there is by taking a plane. It´s almost impossible. Im only 14. I don´t know what to do.

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      Thank you for reaching out to NRS. We appreciate that you have chosen to trust us with this situation. We are sorry you are going through that you definitely do not deserve to be mistreated like that. From what you have told us it seems as though you want to leave home and head over to your girlfriends place. From what we know is typically if your parents have not given permission for you to leave you cannot go. Although running away is not a crime your mom has the right to file a runaway report with the police and from there they will probably be looking for you as your dad is a Police Officer the search might be heightened. Please note it might be a good idea to maybe find an adult that can help advocate for you and your situation. Please know it often is hard to prove abuse unless you have evidence. If you can perhaps finding proof of abuse might be your best option to finding a way out. The number to report abuse is 800-422-4453 the organization is called Child Help and they can help report things like abuse. If you would like to keep talking please feel free to reach out through chat and our calline
      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

  • 16 yrs old

    i wish I could runaway from home and never come back my parents make me suffer mentally and emotionally people in school just make me sick to my stomach and I can’t take it anymore

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      Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out.

      You mentioned that you want to run away because your parents make you suffer mentally/emotionally, and that there are certain people in your school whom you are not fond of. You’re really brave going through everything that you are going through, and we want you to know that you’re not alone. We’re not legal experts but in most states anyone under 18 is considered a minor. If you were to leave your home without parental consent, your legal guardian can contact the authorities, and whoever you end up staying with, may face some charges for harboring a runaway. If you feel comfortable enough discussing this abuse and any other, you can reach out to the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1800) 442-4453. You can contact them anonymously, and can make an abuse report. You may also try and see if a social worker or teacher at school can be someone that you can open up to about your home and school situation, and see what options they provide for you in your city and state.


      Counselors are a great way to explore how the abuse at home has been affecting you, and how to seek further help. If you wish to talk to someone a chance, you can contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness the word NAMI to 741741. You would be texting directly with a counselor, and if necessary, they will provide you with other therapist resources in your area.

      We hope these resources have been of some use. If you need additional help, or want us to call somewhere on your behalf, you can reach out to us anytime at 1800) 786-2929. Best of luck!

  • I feel really stupid with my reasoning for wanting to run away. I was legally adopted about a year ago. I'm not emotionally or physically abused but i'm just not happy. I've struggled with anxiety and depression basically all my life, for about as long as I can remember. (Partially caused by a previously abusive home and genetics.) I'm always told they love me but I don't feel it. It's so back and forth I don't know what to think anymore. One minute I'm laughing and having fun with my parents the next they're pissed at me for seemingly no reason. I just feel annoying when I "complain" about my mental issues. I constantly feel like a burden and don't want to be one anymore. I'm going to have at least $125 from Christmas & leftover birthday money. I mean I'm pretty resourceful and can manage on my own, I've done it before. If I leave I'd no longer be an issue to them. Just would need to cut/dye my hair before disappearing.

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      Thank you for reaching out to us. It takes a lot of courage to talk about what is bothering you. It sounds like you want to leave your home. 18 years old is generally the age that an individual may leave home without permission from their parent or legal guardian. We are not legal experts here but we can speak in general terms. If you are under 18 and leave home without permission, your parent/guardian may file a runaway report with the police. What actions the police take once you are filed as a runaway can vary a lot from state to state and even city to city so we cannot predict exactly what would happen in your case. Generally speaking, if you encounter a police officer while reported as a runaway, you will likely be returned home. However, in that case there may be services (family counseling, etc.) available to you as a youth in crisis/runaway but again, police procedures related to offering those services can be different based on your location or the details of your situation. Another thing to consider is that while running away is not a crime, a legal adult who allows you to stay with them may be putting themselves at risk for being charged with harboring a runaway. One way to find out the laws in your area is to call your local police and ask what their policies are regarding runaway youth. If you want to further discuss your options you can contact us at 1800-RUNAWAY.

  • Hey I would like to keep my name anonymous until I must say but I am a girl and I need help I’m only 11 I am contacting you because I really want to leave my parents house but I would have no where to go at my house my parents shame me all the time well not really my parents but my brother does he is an amazing brother sometimes but we’ll for instance the other day I was on the couch and my puppy was yapping at the door and I couldn’t hear her but my brother yelled get up your dog has to go and my brain wasn’t well in this world completely yet for me to process it and then all of the sudden my mom dad and brother started screaming at that the dog peed and it’s all my fault and I’m so lazy I didn’t get up and I have to clean it well my brother screams at me all the time like that but when I try to tell him my mom gets mad and is like your the one not him and yadayadayada then my sister vapes all the time in the car in my room just anywhere when my parents aren’t looking and she touch’s me and lays on and doesn’t get if when I tell her to and she is 21 sooooo ya and my mom just yells at me all the time grounds me for nothing yesterday I texted her and I waited for about ten minutes and it said she read it but she wasn’t answering so I texted again and she grounded me for “blowing up her phone”and my dad well in third grade I made one b on my progress report and I got yelled at like intense screaming it was terrifying and my mom and dad yell all the time I’m pretty sure the only reason there still together is because they don’t want to put stress on me to chose which parent oh and my dad has a drinking problem my mom has bone cancer on her spine that can’t be removed and I’m bisexual

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      Thank you for telling us your story and reaching out. It can be difficult telling others what has happened to you and you are very brave for doing so. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do. We’re not legal experts here at NRS. Generally it’s not illegal to leave home, but your parents could file a runaway report, the police could get involved, and they could bring you home. The people you’re staying with could potentially get in trouble for having you stay there if your parents file a report. You could consider calling your local nonemergency police department to ask about their policies. We also have legal aid resources here if you have specific questions about the laws in your state.

      We want you to know that no one deserves to be yelled at all the time and If you haven’t already, you could consider reporting what you’ve been experiencing. If you want more information about abuse reporting or if you want to file a report, you could call Child Help at 1-800-422-4453. If you don’t feel safe and feel like you need to get away Nationalsafeplace.org provides a safe location for you to meet a staff member who can take you to a designated place where you can discuss all options about how to stay safe. You can text 44357 the word “safe,” and your location to find a safe location in your area. Once you arrive let someone who works there know you need help connecting with a staff member.

      One service we can offer is to conference call with your parents. This way you could have a conversation with your parents but you would not be alone. For example, it may be hard for you to explain to your family how their constant yelling and disregard for how you are feeling makes you feel. Sometimes those conversations go better in a conference call because we can advocate for you. If you want to reach us, you can chat with us anytime at 1800runaway.org or call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We’re here 24/7, and we are ready to listen and help however we can.

      Thank you
      -NRS

  • I am 16 and in care. I want to run away really badly because my carers keep having ago at me for nothing. I have nowhere to go. I cant go to friends or family and also cant go to my boyfriends. I cant get hold of my social worker at the moment and also hey don't listen to me that much anyways. What should I do?

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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

  • Im a 15 year old and im Mexican i been going trough depression lately i have gain some weight I don’t know how to explain this ...... I just want a break from my parents they dont listen to me i always get blamed for everything my brothers do i want to runaway for a week or two i have not been happy since i was 8 wich was a long time ago i just want to leave get some air be happy again i dont think i belong please help me i dont therapy im not crazy i just someone to listen to me and get a break ;(

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      Hi,

      Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. It is not easy to share your story, and we know that it took bravery for you to write us today. It sounds like you are going through a really hard time at home.

      You write in your post that you are looking to get away from your parents so that you can breathe and be happy again. Being around your parents sounds like it is causing you pain and it is affecting your mental health. Since you have clearly put a lot of thought into what you need, you might now think about how you will accomplish getting the space you need. Thinking of friends, family members, and others with whom it will be safe to stay is a great first step. If you are looking to make a more serious break away from your current situation, you might consider a runaway shelter. We can always help you find a shelter if you call us or message us (1-800-RUN-AWAY or 1800runaway.org). You may need to consider how your parents might react to your running away. While it is not illegal to do, the police can become involved and try to bring you home if your parents report the incident. Regardless of what you do, it is clear you need some space. Focusing on what you enjoy doing, where you enjoy going, and who you enjoy being with can be really helpful at this difficult time. Perhaps you can find ways to just get out instead of fully running away. Going to therapy does not mean that you are crazy…you might find it a useful way to voice what you are going through and to help you through your depression. A school counselor is a no-cost option. You might also be able to see a counselor through your hospital. Or you can always contact SAMHSA at 1-800-662-4357 for help with mental health issues and finding a counselor.

      We hope some of this information is useful to you. If it is not, or if you need more, we encourage you to reach out to us (contact info above). You are doing a great job. We hope you continue to stay safe and strong. Write us anytime.

      Sincerely,
      NRS

  • I hate my life and there’s no where for me to go so what do I do?

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      Hi there,

      Thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. We understand it takes courage to share about your situation, and we appreciate your bravery.

      It sounds like things are really hard for you lately, and you feel you have nowhere to escape. If you are thinking about running away, you may consider family or friends that you can stay with. There are also some safe public places you might go, like 24-hour convenience stores and restaurants, runaway shelters, or designated National Safe Places. If you want help finding a shelter, you can reach out to us at any time. We are available to chat at 1800runaway.org or 1-800-RUN-AWAY 24/7. To find a National Safe Place, simply text SAFE and your Location to 44357. Sometimes young people need a form of escape. This is okay, but of course it is important that you are safe. Thinking about where you will go, how you will get there, and what you will do to survive is key. If you feel like you want to develop a plan of action, you can reach out to us. We can also help you understand laws around running away. Furthermore, we are a good resource for working out some of your personal issues. Hating your life can feel very lonely, and we want to be here to help.

      We hope some of this information is useful to you. Feel free to reach out for more if ever need be (contact info above). Thanks for reaching out to us. We hope you find strength and safety on your journey.

      Sincerely, NRS

  • Hi my name is lakiya iam want to run away for sex but have no where to go

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    • Hi my name is lakiya iam

      Hello,
      Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

      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 to listen and her to help. We can best help by phone or chat. 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 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
      We hope to hear from you soon.

      Take care,
      NRS
      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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      • My half-sister emotionally abuses me. Every time I do something wrong, she gets on my ass about it. I have a pet kitten that I took in from the outside and named him Sylvester, but my half-sister claims that I abuse him due to my past from when I used to pick off fish's fins at the age of 6. I am now 14 years old and completely over that phase. I have dreams of becoming a vet because of how much I love animals. Every time I talk about getting a job in front of my half sister, she immediately says "You'll never get a job." I used to be depressed for no reason, but right as I was promising myself I'd become more positive, my lovely sister walks in and ruins my life. I've tried cutting myself but I don't have the guts to. I deal with her ********, her comments, every. single. day. But I am most sensitive to her comments about my kitten that I love dearly. Every time I go to pick him up whenever someone is complaining about him, she quickly says "Don't hurt him." Tonight was my breaking point as I finally spoke my mind and said "Well of course I'd hurt him since I abuse my animals everyday." even though my kitten was resting peacefully on my bed in my room. Immediately my lovely mother steps in, defending my sister. I told her to ******** off and my father steps in, telling me to stop it and back down. I wouldn't be like this if it wasn't for my ********ing sister. I've been going through this ******** for months and I'm so, so, so sick and tired of it. Every time I have a friend over she tries to embarrass me in front of them and I end up crying right in front of them. Since cutting myself isn't working, I'm ready to run away, I'm ready to build a plan, I just don't know where to go. I'd love to go to some sort of area where there are other runaway children that I can befriend, but at the same time I just want to get the ******** out of this place and save my sanity and go anywhere because I'm beginning to go hysteric. I just want somewhere safe for me to call home for the next 4 years of my life until I am officially 18 and can walk around without people returning me to my family that "cares" about me. I just need a safe place too go and stay at for the next 4 years.

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          Thank you for reaching out to us. We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options.While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
          We could help you look up teen shelters in your area, but many shelters would need your parents' permission to admit you for legal reasons. We understand you are struggling to figure out where to go. Sometimes it helps to get permission from your guardians to live with another family member for the time being. Your safety is a priority, and it is important to know where you are going, as well as where you would go if that destination did not work out.
          You also mentioned a couple things about self-harming and thoughts of suicide. 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. We know that stressors like this can be overwhelming at times and it sounds like you have turned to self-injury as a way to cope. It’s totally understandable that you would want to do something to give you a feeling of power and control when you may feel hopeless. To Write Love on Her Arms is an organization dedicated to supporting people who use this coping mechanism on their road to self-realization and recovery. You can check them out by going to https://twloha.com/. 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’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 strong and be safe!

      • My parents are horrible to me and I get bullied at school I have knowone to talk to and I want to kill myself

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          Hi there, thanks for reaching out to us here at NRS. It sounds like you have a tough situation going on at home and at school. It shows a lot of strength reaching out to us and we are here to listen with no judgement. If you feel like you are in danger at home or kill yourself, you always have the right to call 911 for police and other emergency services. We want you to know we care about your wellbeing, and your safety. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also a great option to talk to someone if you feel you may hurt or kill yourself, or even just to talk. They can be reached at 800-273-8255 and have an online chat at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. They are 24/7, free, and confidential and offer support for people and you do not have to be actively suicidal to call. We are also always here for you to support you in any way we can.

          It sounds like home has been frustrating with how your parents have been treating you. We would love to hear more about what is going on at home if you are comfortable. We can always help create a plan that you feel may work best to address what has been going on at home. We can brainstorm together and talk about options that you feel may work best in your situation at home. Also, being bullied at school is not okay and its not something you deserve. Something you can consider as an option might be to talk to someone you trust within the school like a teacher, guidance counselor, or social worker about what has been going on if you feel comfortable. They may be able to discuss resources and facilitate meetings that may be helpful to try to address the bullying and those that are involved.

          We are very glad you reached out today. We know it can be hard to speak about frustrating situations and it take a lot of bravery to do so. Again, we are always here for you to talk, brainstorm, or even just listen. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat with us at 1800runaway.org. Again, if you do feel like you may harm or kill yourself you can always call 911 for emergency services or we can also help you do so if you would like. We hope to hear from you again soon!

          Best, NRS
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