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  • ccsmod7
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    Hi there,

    It sounds like you have been going through a lot over the past year, and it must feel overwhelming. You deserve to be safe and treated with respect. Thank you for reaching out. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help.

    You mentioned that you want to run away but have nowhere to go. Before deciding to leave, have you thought about how long you may be gone or how you might survive (e.g. food, shelter, transportation, etc.). These are some things you may want to think about. If you need help, we can help you explore your options.

    If you decide to leave, there are some places where you might want to look into going. One place is www.nationalsafeplace.org or you can text the word “safe” and your current location (city/state/zip) to 4HELP (44357). If there is a safe place near you, you can stay a little bit and get additional support. Another option would be to look at https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/. You can search by state for a shelter near you.

    We also have a database of resources that may be helpful whether you decide to stay or leave. Please feel free to call us 24 hours a day at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), and we can explore with you or just provide support.

    Best of luck,

    NRS

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    My parents have spent a lot of the last year abusing me and recently called the police, who luckily did not show up, to send me off to jail, and now I’m not at school and I feel I can’t go back ever again because all my friends were told why, but it was my mother who told them and she hates me more than anyone

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey Hailey,

    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. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do. You mentioned that you are unsure of where you'd go if you were to leave home. There may be a youth shelter or transitional living program in your area but it would be best to call or chat us so we can do a search for you.

    It sounds like you love your mom a lot and are very hurt that your relationship with your mom isn't where it was before. Leaving home may hurt your mom deeper than you realize - it could be a good idea to work with a local family counselor or have a conversation mediated by a school counselor/social worker, trusted friend, or family member to help clear the air. If you'd like, you can also call us directly and we can conduct a conference call with your mom so you have a safe environment where you can express yourself.

    You mentioned that you have been having some problems lately with anxiety and depression. It can be really hard to live with mental 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. Another agency that could be of great help is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), they can help you locate low or no cost mental health care providers in your area. Their number is 1-877-726-4727 or you can go to their site at samhsa.gov.

    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

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    Guest replied
    hi im hailey and im 16. my reason for wanting to run away is a little different. i dont really want to get into to much detail, so basically, a while ago i was diagnosed w depression and anxiety (severe). my mom is actually one of my biggest supporter while on my track to getting better. but in more recent times, ive made a few really bad mistakes and my mom found out. it absolutely crushed her, where some days she wouldnt even talk to me. ive been trying really hard to gain her trust back and get better mentally, but i did two really stupid things tonight and i j feel like the ********test person after her reaction. so ive decided that i want to run away so ill never hurt her again (well besides the running away part) the problem is is that i have no idea where i can go thats close by at least

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to us, it sounds like you are wanting an adventure or maybe some independence. It's completely understandable that you might feel like you are stuck in a routine or doing the same things over and over. Running away from home is a pretty big decisions and might cause more harm than good, especially if you think that there's no issues at home at all. What might be helpful is think of ways that you can experience different things in your life that allow you to still be at home. Looking to your community is a good place to start like going to a local library to read and hangout, starting a garden near the house, joining a sport team (ie. little league) or starting a club with your neighborhood friends. There even might be actives that can be done at or after school that you can participate in. These activities are simple, but can be pretty fun and shake up your daily routine.

    While we think it’s great for people to want to experience freedom in their life, it might be a good idea to think realistically about what you would do for shelter, food and safety. Think about financially how much it would cost to travel and who you would be staying with. If you are wanting to stay at shelters, we would recommend going to https://www.nationalsafeplace.org/ and seeing what youth shelters are in your area.

    Please feel free to reach out to us at any time before you leave at 1-800-RUNAWAY. Stay safe and we wish you the best of luck.

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    Guest replied
    I'm 11 years old and i need to run away.

    I have no issues at home, i just need to get out. im sick of where i am and just need to experience that type of freedome in my life. But i cant go alone.
    Last edited by ccsmod15; 08-29-2019, 12:52 PM. Reason: Personal information included.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hey there,

    We are so sorry to hear you're in a tough situation with your mom. We're also really concerned about the cutting you describe. Things might seem really hard right now but please know that it can get better. Perhaps your mom won't be as upset as you think? Even if she is really mad, you don't necessarily have to run away. You do have other options and we'd like to discuss these with you if you give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY or using our chatroom by clicking on the chat button on our website's main page. We are here 24/7 and are confidential and non-judgmental. We can discuss what your best options are. Running away is a big decision and involves a lot: where you would stay, how you would be safe, and so on. So we can discuss all that.

    Also, regarding the cutting you might want to take a look at this website: https://twloha.com/. We hope that you are safe and that you don't engage in any self-harm.

    You're not alone! We are here for you.

    Best,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi I’m Hannah and I’m 10 I have no choice but to run away i died a little of my hair and if my mom finds out I’m screwed and I cut myself on my arm what do I do..or where do I go

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks for sharing a little bit about what's been going on; we know that it's hard to do and it takes a lot of courage. Divorce can be really hard on everyone in a family and it makes sense that you'd be upset by your mom's behavior! It may be a good idea to talk to your mom about what's she's been doing, how it makes you feel, and set boundaries for what you are comfortable with happening at home. We know that it can be hard to broach such sensetive subject matters and iIt could be a good idea to work with a local family counselor or have a conversation mediated by a school counselor/social worker, trusted friend, or family member to help clear the air. If you'd like, you can also call us directly and we can conduct a conference call with your mom so you have a safe environment where you can express yourself.

    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

  • 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 seems like home is a really tense and stressful environment right now. It must be really hard to feel like you want to disappear and to feel invisible.

    Throughout your post, you mentioned thoughts of killing yourself. We care a lot about your safety, 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 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.

    It sounds like your mom is having a hard time understanding how her actions make you feel. It could be a good idea to work with a local family counselor or have a conversation mediated by a school counselor/social worker, trusted friend, or family member to help clear the air. If you'd like, you can also call us directly and we can conduct a conference call with your mom so you have a safe environment where you can express yourself.

    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

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    Guest replied
    You might think this is the stupidest one yet but i wanna run away because my mom is with another guy and she just got a divorce, buti hear her having the 'thing' with this guy almost every. single. night. my best friends brother has helped me but this is just the last straw. please tell me what to do!






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    Guest replied
    I'm 13 years old/8th Grader

    Sometimes I wish I could just disappear what would happen then? Would people wonder where I went or not? I'm invisible anyway...... what's the point of even living?Just like how we kill animals aren't we animals too so why make a big deal about it hahaha...... what am I even saying:/ My sister and my mom got into a fight she tells us to respect her when she don't even respect us. Now she took way the 1 phone each of us share and out tablets then says she would give them back in the end of the year. U know what school just started a week ago hahaha :/ I wonder what would it be like to have a family who cares....about...u... even my sisters don't like me.I would like to run away but have nowhere to go no money no place to stay so yeah im lonely. Sometimes I would wonder what would it be like to be someone else not with weird short hair like me or a bumpy face or not have a fashion tase or be bad at math or reading or have delaxa or be a crybaby or wish I was dead. :/ a lot of things huh? ever since I was little I was bad at everything I was fat and don't look good at all I was also shy so I don't have a lot of friends I hate it when I have to go see other teachers when I get pulled out of class for something but I have to be nice and stuff I can't let them know what is wrong with me not one bit if they do I don't think I can even go to the school anymore. u see I have quite a number of friends they care about me so I don't just walk off a ruff or kill myself cause of them. I have to be nice and happy so they can be in ease and not worry but little do they know there is wrecking ball inside my head. When I was little I use to get this piece of paper and when u get a green I have a good day if I have a yellow I have a off day If I had a red I have a horrible day when I was Little if I got a yellow or under My mom would get a belt and beat me up 1-5 times one time I dropped my pencil on the ground the teacher asked why I was getting up I was about to say why but she interrupted and said go and call my mom I was so scared but I don't cry I can't show them I am weak well I did that anyway :/ when I got home I got beat up 10-15 times it hurt like hell but I could not say anything after that I tried to commit suicide so much times trying to eat poison berries or get a knife and hold it against my chest but I would chicken out and stuff like that :/.Over time I stopped doing these thing but picture it out of my head like a car crash happens and I get killed or something abnormal happens. I think it got into a habit because it happened even when im at school...:/ But sometimes when I do something like clean some mess up or walking down a hallway I would get wosy and have feeling like I did this before and I start to fall.... :/ but I think it's because I stay up most of the night watching anime :/ so right now i'm using the schools chromebook to write all these things down. So this is what happened today My sister got in a fight with my mom and she tells us to respect her and she say "I buy clothes for all of u shoes a lot of other stuff, and u dont even have respect for me!!!" My mom was fighting my sister cause she asked if she could go to walmart! Oh come on it's just walmart for goodness sake!! it's like right across the street!! Now my sister christy involved me and my sister christle in this matter!! Christle just talked back to mom while I just sat there smiling cause if I dont tears would rain down of out of my eyes! She then takes everything away except of our chromebooks!!Which by the way I think she forgot about them...:/ and then says she would give them back when school ends and u know the rest blah blah. For once I wish to be someone different someone who could make friends easily and who is not easily forgotten but wishes can't come true but for this wish I really.....wish...it...could..........

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. It sounds like you are going through a lot right now. Feeling like you are lost in your own world and having those feelings about your mom is really hard. We are very glad that you found us and hope that you can let us help you.
    It sounds like that when god puts stuff in your head for you to think might be pretty scary. We don’t think that you are crazy, but we wonder whether it’s something that a doctor can check out. It really might be that your brain is doing a chemical thing that you’d need help controlling.
    We hope that you might reach out to us to talk about everything you are going through and help you figure out your options. You can reach us via phone at 1-800-786-2929 (1-800-runaway) or with our live chat service through www.1800runaway.org
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Sincerely, NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi i want to run away but im scared i don’t know where to go i feel lost in my own world. I dont think my mom likes me. I dont have anyone to look up to or talk abt this stuff i only have younger siblings i talk to god in my head and he puts stuff in my head for me to think. You probably think im crazy but i just want sometime aeay from my family

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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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