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  • ccsmod4
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    I am 13 and I have such a bad life

    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. It sounds like you are not happy in your current situation and thinking about running away to stay with your mom. We understand that sometimes things become overwhelming and it can be difficult to figure things out.
    It is times like these that would be nice to have a listening ear.
    We would like to be of assistance to you if we can. It is also important that you remember to exercise self- care. You did a good job by reaching out to NRS. Good for you.
    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat so that we might learn a little more about your situation and how we might assist you. 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.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    I am 13 and I have such a bad life that I just wanted things to go back the way they were so I'm going to run away from my nans and pops house to live with my mum
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 09-14-2019, 05:16 AM.

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  • ccsmod4
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    My parents are sending me....

    Hi,
    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 would like to hear more about your situation in order to see if there might be some options to explore.
    Perhaps through talking you might come up with a plan to discuss with your family about the way you are feeling about this decision.
    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. 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.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    My parents are sending me to this treatment thin and it's terrible... I want to run away so much but
    not from my family... Ik it sounds weird but I love them and don't want to leave them, I just cannot and WILL NOT go to this place. I wish there was a way to not let them send me there. Like it's against my will and I feel like if they don't change their minds and fast, I have to go... But I don't want to. I don't know what to do!

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  • ccsmod9
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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.
    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'm 18 and I have little to no will to live in my parents house anymore. I have my future set up for me in the next couple months but I just need out. I'm not sure what to do or where to go but I dont think I can handle this much longer. I go one day where I'm this amazingly smart kid and they're telling all their friends to the next when they're yelling at me for something as simple as not getting a room cleaned and calling me an idiot and the such. I can't deal with it anymore. Recently I've had many suicidal thoughts, but they kind of tapered off about a month ago when I met my girlfriend. She is the most amazing person and I have tried gettig my life together for her but it seems every time I take a step forward, my parents come in and force me to take 2 steps back. I honestly just need a way out and I've got no where else to go at this point. I'v gto no phone and the only form of contact I have is email through my provided computer.

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  • ccsmod10
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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.

    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.

    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.

    You mentioned depression . If you’re not currently getting mental health resources, it can be really helpful to get treatment As your mental health suffers, you have -limited ability to handle the other stressors in your life. You can contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to connect you to mental health resources at 1-800-950-6264 or NAMI.org You may also want to talk to your school because they should have a counselor for you.

    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 by email 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,

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    Hi I'm 17 years old and severely depressed and down. my mother emotionally abuses me constantly calling me a liar and names. she ever told me to go live somewhere else and to give her "her" phone as if i don'y pay the phone bill. i plan on leaving tonight since they always dismiss my emotinal problems and call me disrespectful. i live in schenectady but i have nowhere to go so idk what to do.

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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. 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’m a hated child my older brother is the loved child he took everything away from me

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  • ccsmod8
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    Hello,
    Hello there -

    First, I am very glad you contacted us, it takes a lot of maturity to reach out for help and consider the options and consequences of your actions. We cannot imagine how stressful and difficult it is coping with the trouble you are having with your parents. You deserve to feel supported and comfortable in your home and your physical and mental health is of the utmost importance. Being constantly questioned and berated and made to feel like you are less than nothing, can be detrimental to your overall well-being. I am happy to discuss some options, but want to stress the importance of your safety. Please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or access us through an online chat for more immediate responses and support. We are here to listen and help 24/7.

    I feel it is crucial not to glance over what you mentioned about the cutting, regardless of what pushed you to do so. If you ever think about taking such actions a step further, I encourage you to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). There are also great resources to help with those in a less stable mental state, like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (1-800-950-NAMI). You should never have to feel isolated and unsupported and these resources are great for those who are trying to handle a mental health crisis.

    You mentioned you are considering running away. We are not legal experts and must defer legal questions to a local law office or your local police department. In most states, anyone under the age of 18 is consider a minor. If you were to run and your parents filed a runaway report, it would be considered a “status offense”. Meaning, if the police find you, you will be returned home or to your legal guardian. This does not go on your record or involve time in a Juvenile center. Anyone you stay with could be charged with “harboring a runaway”. Typically a misdemeanor offense. If you choose to runaway, we encourage you to make a plan and consider things more long-term: Will you go to school? How will you afford it? Who will you be staying with? We would be happy to talk about any plan you may have or answer any questions, if you feel comfortable reaching out to us via phone or chat. You may also consider discussing your plan and troubles with an adult in your life that you trust.

    Best,
    National Runaway Safeline

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    I want to run away but I want some advice before I do anything stupid.
    I am 14 but will be 15 in October,

    my parents and I have never seen eye to eye. my mother tends to never listen and just act on what she believes, and my father will just flow. they say they care but all they do is get materialistic things and think that shows their love. just today my mother was forcing me to drink something that was supposed to help with sore throats but after one sip my stomach wanted to throw it back out. instead of asking why I couldn't drink it she gets out of the car and comes over to my side and stares me down and yells at me telling me she doesn’t have time to deal with me. I tell her think is making feel like throwing up, but she didn’t care and said then throw up after you finish drinking that. I try to take another sip and she loses her temper like normal and pours the whole think one me. I became drenched in it and I was in my school clothes and already close to school. she didn’t even care, since we were at my dad's work, I try doing to him for help while she is behind me yell at me. my dad comes out while on the phone with her and just walks toward her and stands by her like she is right. he doesn’t say anything. she just took my phone and tries drove off, but my dad stops her. I thought to help but to talk about ways to punish me after I get off school. I was forced to stay in the same clothes on the ride to school and I’m still wet now in school. if this was the end of it, I won’t think about running away but she does this often. at time she seems calm but when she is not, she is scary. like a year or two ago she got mad at me for not being able to remember everything she told me to do since I have a very bad memory, she kicked me into the door and broke the door. she didn’t even care that I was in tears, she never cares. And just a couple months ago she pushed me to the point of cutting and she found out like a month later and all she didn’t was keep sharp things away from me and took my door off its hinges. She knows that I am not stable but she doesn’t care and continues to push me and I just cant taking it anymore.

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  • ccsmod4
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    I’m 14 and I’m considering running away from my home

    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).

    We want you to know that you are strong for having gone through so much already. It is perfectly okay to deviate from what others or the common population believe to be “normal”. Your bravery and resilience is so admirable. You are so strong for having gone through so much without having the acceptance that you do deserve for just being you. Remember that you are not alone. If you ever want to talk more about what you are experiencing or get additional support we are here 24/7 at 1800-RUNAWAY or our live chat service. The GLBT National Hotline at 1-888-843-4564 is another option to gain great support from those that are familiar with the issues and experiences of those that are also a part of the LGBTQ community. You can access their website link bellow to utilize all the other possibly useful resources they have to offer: http://www.glbthotline.org/

    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. We are limited as to how we can help in this type of forum.

    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-2738255

    Be safe,
    NRS


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    I’m 14 and I’m considering running away from my home. I’m not getting abused physically, but my dad always makes fun of me for anything. It hurts really bad. And my mom doesn’t do ******** to help me. My parents are respecting that I’m transgender ftm but I’m pretty sure that they don’t accept it really. It’s just the way they act when I correct them on my pronouns or name. I used to cut myself and I have 12 suicide attempts, and I’m reconsidering self-harm. It’s because I’m getting bullied at school and my parents make me unhappy. My dad calls me names sometimes and he makes fun of how my hair looks and my voice. I am really not happy here but I don’t wanna leave my boyfriend though... that’s the only thing that’s stopping me but the thing is that I wanna be happy.

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  • ccsmod3
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    Thank you for reaching out to us, it sounds like you are having a hard time at home. It seems like you ,your mom, sibling and dad aren’t getting along. Sorry that you experiencing all of this, I’m sure it is overwhelming and a little lonely. Also I could understand how it could be traumatizing to have nightmares about your father abusing you. It may be a good idea to talk to either your counselor, friend or family so that you can continue to talk about it and have some support. Also if you ever feel like you are having suicidal thoughts you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-8255. Our number one priority is to make sure that you are in a safe space and have some positive ways to cope with what is going on.

    If you choose to, you can talk further to an advocate about the abuse happening at home at Child Help,1800-422-4453 or file an abuse report if you feel unsafe. If you call us, we can further assist you by looking for shelters or other resources you may need if you plan on running away. We can have you on the line and conference call some shelters on your behalf and see if they have space available. We will prepare you beforehand by giving you the information that they may ask. We can go over the many options you feel you have and discuss what the best plan is moving forward. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions or concerns and good luck with everything.
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