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  • 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 must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension. It's not OK for you to be treated like this and you deserve to be safe, especially while at home. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

    You mentioned that you have tried suicide many times in the past. 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. You can also check out the Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to helping LGBT teens, by calling 866-488-7386 or by going to thetrevorproject.org.

    Your safety and well-being is our top priority here at NRS and it's worrisome to hear that you are being abused physically and sexually. 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. It can be really hard to deal with sexual abuse alone and sometimes it’s helpful to reach out to additional agencies for support. One really great resource for all survivors of sexual assault or abuse is RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network). You can call them any time 24/7 at 1-800-656-4673, or go to www.rainn.org to use their online hotline.

    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.

    We'd love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to support youth and families. Please click the link below to fill out our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

    Stay safe,
    NRS

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    Hey I have been thinking about it for the longest time and want to run away from my Muslim family. Every day longer here is suffering for me, especially since im gay and confused about my own faith. Im homeschooled with a mom who belittles me and A dad who's never there but seems to hurt me every time by looking at him. Yes i get physically abused. I saved up a pathetic amount of money which is 16 dollars and have a shelter in mind but scared to go cuz I heard they call the parents. Once I leave I never wanna see there faces. I have tried sucicide many times but failed in a result of my family trying to point out my useless life. Im a 15 year old girl in which my grandpa likes to bring me downstairs and sexually touch me and I hate it so much. He always tries to touch me and when I tell my mom she's tells me to suck it in. Im sure while it looks like "love" between me and my mom. She's just trying to maintain a rep with the family.

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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. 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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    Guest replied
    I am 12 years old. I really have no problems at home but i want to run away to develop a sense of maturity and self liberation. and obiously to explore and brodden my horrizons. any advice?

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we understand it takes great courage to reach out and we are so glad that you did.
    It does sound like you are going through a difficult time right now. We understand you do not want to hear encouraging words. One option to consider is when talking with your friends or family tell them what you would like. For example, maybe you are telling them because you just need them to listen and not say anything or you would like advice on what to do. One option to consider is to speak with a counselor about what you are feeling. We know many schools are closed but some counselors are still meeting with students virtually. Another resource that may be helpful to you is called NAMI (national alliance for mental illnesses). They can be reached at 1800-950-NAMI. If you are feeling suicidal or homicidal you may want to consider talking to someone and they can help you get help. You can contact The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1800-273-8255.
    We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call or chat with us. We are here 24/7 to help and to provide you with support. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    I want to run away. I want to start a new life and just live outside of the system and be carefree and happy. I just turned 13 and I feel like I might be able to make some changes now. My reason isn’t as bad as others but I feel pressured and I can’t stand my mom. I have quite frequent suicidal and homicidal thoughts and it really really scares me. I’m not sure if running away while this whole quarantine thong is happening is a good idea but it’s honesty making the situation much worse. School is harder and my parents take my phone away frequently so I can’t contact my friends for support. But even when I do and tell them my situation they just give me “encouraging” words that don’t help at all so now I don’t tell them my problems cuz I keep getting the same answers over and over. I know my family cares about me but I don’t want to confront them about it because I know they’ll do the same things as my friends. I know that if I leave they will file me as missing and then I won’t be able to go anywhere without the fear of being turned in to my family. I just want to leave.

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  • ccsmod16
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    Hi ,
    Thank you for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. It sounds like things have been very difficult and stressful for you for a long time when you were 3 and your grandma died. It is understandable to want to leave a situation to be safe and to want your little brother to be safe.

    You have been very brave to reach out to us and ask for help; that takes a lot of courage. We hope that you will reach out to us either by phone or chat so that we can talk this over. We would like to help you figure out what your options are because we are dedicated to helping youth to be safe and off the streets.

    The best way for us to help you is by listening to you and helping you to figure some options to help in your situation. We are here for you 24/7 either by calling 1-800-786-2929 or via live chat through www.1800runaway.org
    We are confidential and are here 24/7 to listen and help.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    so im trying to run away tonight but i have nowhere to go i packed a knife clothes and money and im prbly going to bring my little brother to i mean life is hard for me when i was 3 ever since my grandma died my whole life has changed what can i do to run away ?

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  • ccsmod3
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    Thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. You made a great first step to finding the help that you may need. It sounds like you are going through a lot and the people around you are not being supportive. You deserve to be treated with respect, to experience acceptance and to feel safe.

    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”. You’re 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 LGBT National Hotline at 1888-843-4564 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/

    You mentioned that you were considering the options that may be best for you. By all means, if you do fear for your safety either now or in the future, do not hesitate to take the necessary steps to regain your safety. This may mean calling the authorities or possibly reporting the things you may be experiencing. Other options to think about may be other family members, friends, or a trusted adults that would be able to provide you with support or a safe place to stay. It is great that you thinking ahead. Should you feel like leaving home is best, it may be a good idea to think about how you will provide necessities for yourself such as food, clothing, showers, healthcare and other basic needs. You may want to also consider how your parent’s will react to you leaving without permission. We are not legal experts here, but typically as a minor (under the age of 1 you need permission from your parents to leave home. It is not illegal to runaway, but it would mean that your parents could file a runaway report with the police. This is usually done in an effort to try to return you home as the police are required to do so.

    If you can give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY or reach out through Live Chat we can try to find some youth shelters that may be near your city and state by utilizing our database of resources. We can also try to call out to shelters with you or on your behalf to advocate for you.

    Stay Strong,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi I'm 16, gay, and non binary. I want to run away start a new....
    I've always been depressed and mentally abused since I was 7 going to 8 years old. My dad was always sick so his wife at the time took care of me and my sister. For background info she already had 4 kids, 5 ish, the 5th one was taken from her before we met her. I'm gonna call her Amy for know, Amy's kids got major jelly because Amy bought us stuff and treated me and my sister well. After a few months after there wedding Amy's kids started to make fun of me. They would call me a whole bunch of names, I just though that's what step fam did so I though very little at the time. Years passed and they did some really horrible stuff to me. They made me mentally not ok. I cant talk to people and I always feel fat.
    thats not all of my story.
    My dad dumbed her but before that they had a baby boy Jr. So while he was fighting for my half brother he took out all his rage at me. Anything I did was never good enough
    know a few years later again he found a gf. He still mistreats me blames me, says he cares about me
    I'm at my breaking point and I'm done.
    with the lies, the mental abuse, everything
    I need somewhere to go, anywhere will work
    I have 130 dollars from when he forgot about my birthday

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  • ccsmod5
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    Hey there,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to explain a bit about your situation and post on our forum. We are here help you in any way we are able. If you’re comfortable, please don’t’ hesitate to give us a call or chat with us on our website so we can talk more about what you’re dealing with.

    It sounds like you’re in a lot of pain at home, feeling misunderstood is a terrible way to feel. It’s understandable that you feel so angry and want to escape your home environment. You are right, it is dangerous being on the run. If you feel like running away is the best option for you, please give us a call and we will try our best to keep you safe. We can try to find runaway shelters in your area or other resources. You’re not alone in this and we are always here for you.

    Please give us a call before you decide anything, so we can help you make the safest decision possible. We are open 24/7. Give us a call or chat with us on our website at www.1800runaway.org . We are here for you!

    Best, NRS

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    I'm 16, and living with parents as guardians. Often I feel misunderstood and upset when im around them. I get so upset around them too. At times angry but I can't let it out, sometimes I explode. I wanna leave. I feel like i'm all on my own. I know, going out to the real world is dangerous, so is surviving. I rather go out there over staying here, it gives me a sense of relief. I don't have a phone. Kinda makes it hard. I know what I wanna take, I know I can go to a safe shelter or safe home, well not really but I'll look. It's worth trying at least right?

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  • ccsmod5
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    Hey there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us and posting on our forum. We’re here to help in any way we are able to. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or chat with us on our website.

    It sounds like you’re in a lot of pain at home if you’re thinking about leaving it and running away. You’re not alone in this, we would love to talk to you more about what’s going home that has been stressing you out. If you do decide that running away is your best option, we want to make sure you stay safe. We can look to see if there’s any runaway shelters in your area if you give us a call or chat with us on our website www.1800runaway.org

    Again, thanks for reaching out today. We are here to talk through what’s going on at home and give you resources or options. Our safeline is open 24/7, so we’re always available.

    Best, NRS

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    Hello.. I'm 14, and I wanna runaway for home but im scared to go alone. Im aware of the outside world and it's risks. And that it's not easy. I don't have a device, only a school labtop, I don't know what to do. Please help me, thank you.

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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to our Bulletin here at NRS. We appreciate you sharing a bit about your situation and how you have been feeling at home. It sounds like you overwhelmed with everything going on and it is making you think about leaving. We want you to know we are here as a support for you as you take your next steps. You can contact us anytime to talk more about your situation so that we can explore all of your options. We can talk about ways for you to feel more supported if you decide to stay at home or safety plan with you if you decide to leave. Do not hesitate to reach out to us anytime for immediate help at 1800runaway.org through our live chat or call us at 1-800-786-2929.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon,
    NRS
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