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  • ccsmod4
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    I don't know what to do


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

    With everything that you have been going through at home with mom and dad it took a lot of courage for you to reach out. We appreciate you sharing your feelings about the situation. Good job. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed and or thinking about harming yourself. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. it is not your fault that they mistreat you. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    For depression or suicidal thoughts you might consider contacting the National Suicide and Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    Again you do not deserve to be abused physically, emotionally etc.
    It is not your fault that this is happening. You cannot control what others choose to do.
    Seeking help is an option available to you.

    To report any abusive treatment there is 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. We are limited as to how we can help in this type of forum.

    If you would like to talk more in detail please call 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in.

    Be safe,
    NRS



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    I don’t know what to do I’m 13 and my family is just terrible. My dad is always yelling at me insulting me calling me dumb and stupid. My mom calls me ugly even when we’re not talking she says I was a mistake and I do nothing but make her life harder. I have a brother who is 10 and another who is 3 and I love them to death they don’t treat me bad or anything but my parents never act the way they do to me to them. My parents both physically abuse me they leave marks on me and bruises my mom kicked me once then I fell and kept kicking me into the wall after that I couldn’t walk properly for some days and she refused to believe it was because of her. They we threatening to send me away back to Ethiopia where we came from saying I would never come back and they wished that they would never have to see me again. I self-harm and Want to kill myself my parents know and say things like "use the other arm" or "kill yourself already were tired of waiting" and so much more. These things have made me turn angry and closed off from people like my closest friends. I just don’t know why they do these things to me because they never did before and I just want them to tell me that they love me again. I cry practically every day and many times I lock myself in my bathroom with a bottle of pills about to kill myself. I want to run away because I don’t know what else to do I have gone to the police twice but they never helped I have also gone to the school I go to but they haven’t helped either. If I do run away I don’t have anywhere to go all my family is in Ethiopia and I’m going to be all by myself. Any tips? I live In Maryland.
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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi, thank you for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. Your situation sounds hard and complicated. It sounds like you get into arguments with your dad and that your mom has health issues. It sounds like you have mental health issues and the arguments make that worse. It sounds like you want to leave, but don’t have the means and you’d like to keep having access to your parent’s car.
    It may be possible that there is a transitional living program in your area, which would give you a safe place to stay while you get a job and prepare for independence. They may even have therapy services to help you with your emotional health.
    Another possibility is you’d rather stay at home is to compromise with your dad about which nights you stay out late that wouldn’t interfere with his sleep and work. It sounds like he is the main financial support for your family, so a negotiation might make that situation better.
    If you’d like to talk over these options or have us search for a shelter for you, please reach out to us by phone at 1-800-RUNAWAY, or reach us by live chat through www.1800runaway.org
    We hope this helps.
    Sincerely, NRS

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    I am 18 years old almost 19, I am extremely emotionally unstable, me and my dad constantly get into arguments about how I stay out too late (meaning like 1-2 am) which keeps him awake and he has early work in the mornings, I tell him that everyone my age has no curfew and that he treats me like I'm 12 years old who has a curfew of 10 when all my friends are out til 1-4 am. And I get that there's no reason to be out that late but all my friends have jobs and arent off til around 8 or 9 and i have school from 8-3 every day so I hardly get to spend time with them. My mom has health problems and is somewhat bed ridden so I have to do things around the house for her plus drive her to her appointments, which dont get me wrong, I dont mean to sound selfish but its hard to take care of someone else when I need to care for myself because I pretty much hate myself, I am very insecure about everything, I have anxiety and depression (we are an LDS family) so sometimes I'll accidentally let the f word slip or something like that which makes him angrier and i dont know how to control myself from screwing up all the time and I hate staying here because I feel like it makes me and my dads relationship toxic and i love my dad but i dont want it to get worse and i just need some space from this house but have no where to go bc if i leave i get my car taken away, and i have no job so i have no money so i have no idea what to do.

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  • ccsmod7
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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. If you call or chat us we can look for shelters in your area if you need a safe place to go. We can also look for food resources in your area. Please know that you are not alone. Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org.

    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.

    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 on the street now and I have no water or food I have no where to go I’m scared!

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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, 04:16 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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    Guest replied
    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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    Guest replied
    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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