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  • i am 13 my parents hit me kick me grab me really tight. when i was like 8 or 9 maybe 7 my mom and her boyfriend started to kick me,hit me,slap me, grab me really really tight. and when i asked them to let me go they said no. yesterday they did it again they told me to clean the living room i started to clean then i started getting tired they yelled at me to clean the living room. i walked to my room and sat on my bed and my moms boyfriend walked in and was mad. he said to clean the living room and i told him "im tired i just want to go to sleep" and he responded with "NO GO CLEAN THE LIVING ROOM". i just said "please let me go to bed im tired' and he grabbed me picked me up and dropped me on my wood floor i said "oww why did you do that" he said "go clean the living room" btw my room has nothing but a bed a closet and a small dresser that came with the bed that is a twin bed. i started to clean the living room and walked to my room laid down on my bed. my mom yelled from the living room that my stauff was going to be thrown away i forgot about my boots and i ran out of my room and to the kitchen where i see my 3 pairs of boots were going into a new garbage bag i sceamed no and then said please dont i need those i started crying really hard and ran to my room. my mom followed and and started hitting me and screaming at me.i started to cry even harder then my moms boyfriend walked in my mom picked up my arms tight and her boyfriend picked up my legs and threw me on my bed and she said "now you can go to bed" stayed up most of the ight crying i cried until i fell asleep

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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

  • Im 13 and I dont want to be with my parents anymore because all they do is put all their wrongdoings onto me, like once I was working on something for school, and she rushed into my room and chocked me saying I lied to her, even though I didnt. And my father doesnt even do anything about her, he sometimes even supports her. All I want to do is go live with my grandma, at least some other family members than my own parents.

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      ccsmod9 commented
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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

  • Hi, i am 13 and i want to run away. You see, i have some bad experiences in the past with family and fights. Half of my family no longer talks to my parents and they also hate me too. My parents have been getting very mad at me, very easily. It is mostly my mom but they have just recently caught me in a lie......and im afraid that she will go to hitting me. While typing this she even yelled at me. Everyday she yells at me for at least 10 things. If i forget to do something so small, she will go off on me, calling me horrible things. I no longer want to be in this house and i just want to run away. There is only one thing stopping me though, that's my little brother. I love him so much and i know he would miss me. I would run away with him but he is only 3, and i don't want to drag him into this. What should i do?

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      Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you’ve been going through such a tough time. That sounds so hurtful and stressful to be having that conflict at home. It sounds like you are an amazing sibling to your brother and love him a lot. We can’t tell you exactly what to do, but we can help you explore options and get resources. We are here to support you and help you in any way we can.

      We want you to know that you do not deserve to be hit. If things ever become violent at home, you could call 911 for immediate help. Or you could call Child Help at 1-800-422-4453 or you could call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or chat with us online.

      Just so you’re aware, 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. It sounds like all of your struggles are making you consider leaving home. If you do decide to leave home, you could consider thinking about ways to make sure you stay safe. You could explore ways you would pay for food, shelter, clothing and other necessary things. You could think about how long you would stay away, where you would stay, and what things would be like when you return. You could consider what you would do if you felt that you were in danger or had an emergency.

      If you haven’t already, you could consider reaching out to a trusted adult, relative, worker/teacher/counselor at your school for help and support. You could also consider talking to your parents about how you’ve been feeling or having another trusted adult help you talk with them. Just so you’re aware, we have a conference calling service here where we could help mediate a conversation between you and your parents.

      There are also many resources that could help you with anything else you may need. If you want to talk more about what’s been going on, or if you would like more information about resources, you can call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or chat with us online.

      Again, thank you for contacting us. It sounds like you’ve been going through a really hard time, but you’ve shown a lot of strength by working through these challenges and reaching out for help. If you ever need anything in the future, please feel free to call us or chat with us online. We’re always here to listen and here to help.

  • I don't fell loved in my life and I just want to runaway I am 9 please help

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    • ccsmod9
      ccsmod9 commented
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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

  • Hi I'm 14 years old and I'm the only girl in my house. My mom died when I was 5 then my dad started to drink and my brother he beats me up.I started to cut but it gets worse when I found out that I had a sister and my Real Mom was "Fake".When I heard my dad say "should we give her to a Foster family?" I was devastated I think Its only because I'm lesbian or I'm the only girl in my house.But I go to a school we're everyone hates me my "friend"betrayed me for popularity.I just want to die or run away from home. So my mom died,my dad drinks, my brother beats me up,my school hates me what else can happen?

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      ccsmod1 commented
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      Hey there,

      Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It sounds really hard to live in a home with so much tension - you should be able to feel safe and secure in your own home. Having issues at school with friends must really stress things further. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

      You mentioned some things about your dad and brother's that raise concern for your safety and well-being. Absolutely no one deserves to be abused (by their siblings or otherwise) and your father's actions could be considered neglect. 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 may also be a good idea to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

      It can be really hard to live with someone who struggles with an addiction to alcohol. We want you to know that you are not alone. If you’d like to talk to other young people who are dealing with friends or family members who have drinking problems you can check out Alateen. You can find more information about this support group, or find a local meeting here: https://al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen/.

      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.

      All the best,
      NRS

  • I’m 13 years old, but it all starts since the age of three. I have two female siblings and a mom and dad . I’ve been diagnosed five different times of different levels of anxiety , and depression. Home is a living hell. I am forgotten and my parents would and will always chose my siblings over me. They have thought me that I am impossible to love. Quite frankly, I feel like I’m worthless. And I have it to where I blame everything on myself because that is what my parents have taught me when I’ve spoken up. Cause when I say I feel hated, or if I speak up about how my siblings curse me out, have more authority over me than I do myself, have it better, hit me, look down upon me, my parents go buserk and defend them but leave me with you eat to much , your room isn’t clean, you have a bad temper, your stupid, you don’t participate in family activities anymore, you cost to much, and worst of all I’ve been told you would not be missed if you left. Running away seems like the only good escape at this point . Every single person that has walked into that house always tells me they hate her , or if it were the other one to make her cry she wouldn’t care me it’s me and I’m not good enough so it doesn’t matter. Life is a living hell I don’t wanna live it anymore

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      ccsmod1 commented
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      Hey there,

      Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension. You should be able to live in a home where you feel safe, secure, and respected. 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 been previously diagnosed with depression and anxiety issues. 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.

      All the best,
      NRS

  • im only 13 years old and I don't feel loved nor safe at home anymore, ive been getting punched by my father and I don't really know what to do anymore I really just wanna go live somewhere else without them because I don't really feel loved at my house anymore, I don't even care if im homeless I just wanna be away from my parents I cried myself to sleep last night because my father hit me 4 or 5 times yesterday from picking me up from my after school program they told me that I wasn't really supposed to be there because I got suspended last week and I came back a WEEK later and they didn't say anything to me about I couldn't come to the after school program and my parents got really mad at me and I did nothing wrong and I got into my fathers car and he was so mad at me that he hit me in the back of my head and the started to punch me telling me to shut up I kept telling him I didn't say anything

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      ccsmod7 commented
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      Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. We are so sorry to hear about what you’re going through. You definitely don’t deserve to be treated that way.

      We want you to know that you have a right to keep yourself safe. If your dad starts hitting you again, you do have the right to remove yourself from that situation. You can leave your house or call the police.

      We’d also like you to know that abuse reporting is an option. It might seem like a scary choice, but it’s another way to possibly keep yourself safe. If you ever want more information on filing an abuse report, please feel free to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We can walk you through the process so you can figure out if it’s the right option for you.

      Another few resources you may want to try are the National Child Abuse Hotline (1800-422-4453) and the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233). They may be able to help you explore options you haven’t thought of yet.

      Again, thank you for reaching out to us. Asking for help is a hard thing to do, so you are very brave for reaching out. We wish you good luck and please don’t hesitate to call us if you want to talk through any of these options.

  • My dad is emotionally abusive and sometimes physically. i don’t feel safe at home. sometimes when he yells i get really angry and think about hurting myself or him. if i were to tell dcs i don’t feel safe and i won’t him removed from the home cam they do that? i don’t want my dad around anymore and my mom won’t leave him. every time dcs comes nothing happens because i’m too scared to say anything. i don’t want to make my dad angry by speaking up.

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      ccsmod15 commented
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      Hi, that’s a really scary situation, and it was really brave of you to reach out. If you were to report the abuse, then it should open an investigation. If there is any sort of evidence of the abuse (photos of bruises or abusive texts for example), this would make it more likely that action would be taken. However, it is unlikely that they would take him out of the home, it is possible that you would be placed with another family member or in foster care. If you choose to file an abuse report, you can do so by reaching out to Child Help-the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453, you can tell a mandated reporter like a teacher, or you could call us here at 1-800-Runaway, and we could file with you. No one deserves to be abused and everyone should feel safe in their home. It’s totally understandable that you’re feeling angry about the situation at home. When you do feel like hurting yourself you can always reach out to the national suicide prevention lifeline and talk to trained counselors about coping strategies at 1-800-273-8255. Even if you’re not feeling suicidal, they are a great resource for coping strategies. Other hotlines that can also provide help if you feel like hurting yourself are NAMI at 1-800-950-NAMI and SAMHSA at 1-877-726-4727. You’re going through a lot right now, but know that you’re not alone and that you do have options. If you ever need support in deciding what to do, or need to find more resources, reach out to us any time at 1-800-Runaway.

  • I don’t really know if this is the place to write this but i don’t know who to talk to at this time. I’m 16 years old and I don’t want to be home anymore, it started when my older brother went to army boot camp which he just entered a month ago and my mom started to make me do stuff for her like clean the whole apartment or fill out her work papers and yesterday I made a small mistake on my moms paper and she got really mad and my mom just stormed out of the room, she then talked to me later like nothing happened. I live with my brothers and my mom but recently it feels like I’m living with strangers. I’m really close to my older sister and my brother but it’s not that easy to contact them because my brother is in boot camp so I can’t contact him and my sister lives in Canada. My sister knows how difficult it is for me living here at home and she always tells me that she wishes I could live with her. If I get a chance to be by myself I start crying for a while and I stop pretending like nothing happened. I don’t really talk anyone else but my older sister and my brother, I don’t have friends because I’m homeschooled and I’m my neighborhood there aren’t kids around here. Also if I don’t do anything around the house when my mom is around she will find something and blame it on me. My younger brother gets away with everything.

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      ccsmod7 commented
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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. Sounds like you are not being heard and experiencing isolation at home, that cannot be easy to deal with. 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. We can talk through your situation and help you come up with options and provide support. We also have mental health resources and a family mediation conference call service if you are interested in trying to address the issues at home.


      Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org.

      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
      Last edited by ccsmod7; 06-07-2019, 03:49 PM.

  • I am 11 and I have 2 older brothers. One of them would always start talking bad about about me when I told on him about bad stuff. But when it happens I say I going to hit him and when I tried he grabbed by the wrist crossed my arms and pinned me on the ground and started to hit me over and over and grab my hair. I tried to stop him and called for my other but he pinned me down too. I tried to tell my parents but they always make it seem like I was in the wrong.I want to runaway but I have no where to go but I don’t want to get hit anymore.

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      ccsmod10 commented
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      Thank you for reaching out to us and telling us your story. It sounds like you are going through a very difficult time right now and we hope to be able to help. We want you to know that no one deserves to be abused, and you should not have to go through that. If you haven’t already, you could consider reporting the abuse 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.

      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 harboring a runaway. 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.

      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 parents that your siblings are abusive and you want it to stop. 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.

  • Hi. I am 14 years old and my mom never believes in my stuff I'm going through and my abusive older sister keeps telling me to go kill myself and hitting me. Please help. This is not a joke. This is real. And then my mom keeps hurting me for the stupidest reasons. She Keeps calling me boring and ungrateful to this family. I am not Ok.

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      Hello there, thanks for reaching out. Sounds like you are going through so much at home with your mom and sister. It is never okay for someone to tell another person to kill themselves. You have infinite value and your life should not be taken for granted.

      If you haven't already, you might try to tell a supportive adult such as a grandparent, dad if he is involved, counselor, or teacher about what your sister is doing and saying to you. Sometimes adults are the ones that can intervene and support you. You mentioned that your mom hurts you. We are not sure what you mean by this, but if you are experiencing abuse you do have the right to report it to child protective services (CPS). To learn more about your reporting options you might reach out to the expert child advocates at Child Help 1-800-422-4453.

      You mentioned being not okay. Please by all means call or chat us if you need to talk to someone. Having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of. We are here as support to help you and your friend through this challenging time.

      Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org.

      We’re here to listen and to help and hope you or your friend can reach out soon.

      Take care,

      NRS

  • I dont feel comfortable at home anymore. Recently my mom had taken away my phone for texting things she didnt approve of, I didnt want my phone taken away so I looked for it and when I found it I took it. When my mom found out I had it she was really mad. She slapped me in the face like about four times while we were arguing with each other. It hurt so much but I was so mad that it got to a point where it didnt bother me getting slapped. I could tell she was doing it as hard as she could by how she would swibg her hand back and onto my face. This is not the first time she has hit me. Sometimes I end up bleeding from my lip or cheeks when she hits me, or with bruises on my head from how hard shed been pulling my hair. Anyways, she was so mad about the phone thing that she decided that I wasnt going to have a room anymore. I sleep in a closet and I barely go outside to eat. I dont want to be near her which is why I prefer to stay here. Both of my parents told me they werent gonna buy me anything anymore, not even clothes or shoes for school. I want to run away but I'm afraid they'll go look for me and find me. Im 13 years old (about to turn 14 in september) and I dont feel comfortable at home anymore. I dont know what to do anymore and I'm scared...

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      ccsmod15 commented
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      Hi, that sounds like a really hard situation to be in, and it was brave of you to reach out. You deserve to feel safe at home, and no one ever deserves to be hit, so it’s totally understandable that you’re feeling that way. One option you have is to report the abuse. If this was something you wanted to do you could file by calling Child Help (the national child abuse hotline) at 1-800-422-4453. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this on your own or wanted some support while filing, you could also call out to us first at 1-800-Runaway, and we could dial out to Child Help with you and stay on the line while you filed. You could also disclose the abuse to any mandated reporter, such as a teacher or school counselor and they would have to file an abuse report. If you did file a report, typically what would happen is that an investigation would be started, and they would come and talk to you and your family. It may be helpful to the investigation if you are able to take photos of any marks that are left on your body. If you don’t want to file, and you just want to leave, there is a lot to consider, including where you’ll go, what you’ll bring, how you’ll ensure you have food and shelter, and how you will stay safe. If you ever need to get out of the house quickly, we can help you find shelters nearby. You could consider creating a bag of items that you may need if you had to leave in an emergency situation, including a list of phone numbers for shelters. If you wanted help coming up with what to include in the bag, we could help you with that as well. If you ever need support in making these difficult decisions we are available 24/7 and we’re here to help. This can all be incredibly painful and it was very brave of you to talk about it today.

  • I dont feel comfortable at home. Recently my mom had taken away my phone, so when I found out I took it. She was so mad about it that she slapped me about four times. I could tell she was slapping me as hard as she could by how her hand would swing back and onto my face. I hurt but I was so mad it didnt bither me getting slapped. She told me that I wasnt gonna have a room anymore. I sleep in a closet and I barely eat. I dont go outside the closet that much. I dont want to be close to my mom which is why I prefer to stay inside. This isnt the first time she has hit me. Sometimes when she hits me my lip or cheek end up bleeding, or theres bumps on my head from how hard she was pulling on my hair. Sometimes all of those happen at the same time. I still remember that one time she was dragging me by my hair, that day my lip was bleeding and I had bruises on my eyes, arms, legs, almost everywhere. Both of my parents told me they werent going to buy me anything anymore, not even clothes or shoes for school. I'm a 13 year old (about to be 14 on september) and I dont feel comfortable at home anymore. I want to run away but I'm afraid theyll find me. I dont know what to do...

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      Hi, that sounds like a really hard situation to be in, and it was brave of you to reach out. You deserve to feel safe at home, and no one ever deserves to be hit, so it’s totally understandable that you’re feeling that way. One option you have is to report the abuse. If this was something you wanted to do you could file by calling Child Help (the national child abuse hotline) at 1-800-422-4453. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this on your own or wanted some support while filing, you could also call out to us first at 1-800-Runaway, and we could dial out to Child Help with you and stay on the line while you filed. You could also disclose the abuse to any mandated reporter, such as a teacher or school counselor and they would have to file an abuse report. If you did file a report, typically what would happen is that an investigation would be started, and they would come and talk to you and your family. It may be helpful to the investigation if you are able to take photos of any marks that are left on your body. If you don’t want to file, and you just want to leave, there is a lot to consider, including where you’ll go, what you’ll bring, how you’ll ensure you have food and shelter, and how you will stay safe. If you ever need to get out of the house quickly, we can help you find shelters nearby. You could consider creating a bag of items that you may need if you had to leave in an emergency situation, including a list of phone numbers for shelters. If you wanted help coming up with what to include in the bag, we could help you with that as well. If you ever need support in making these difficult decisions we are available 24/7 and we’re here to help. This can all be incredibly painful and it was very brave of you to talk about it today

  • Hi, I'm an 11 year old girl and I dont feel exactly safe around my parents. They constintely put me down and ask me why I'm not like my other siblings. I'm the oldest of four. My parents are always yelling at me for no reason exactly. I have this conflict with my mom most of the time however my dad is also involved in this, would you call it, emotional abuse?

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    • ccsmod7
      ccsmod7 commented
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      Hi there, thanks for reaching out today. Sounds like you are going through a lot at home with your parents, and are feeling like you might be experiencing emotional abuse. That cannot be easy to deal with, and here at NRS we truly want to be a support for you during this difficult time.

      You mentioned being unsure if what you are going through is emotional abuse. You might look at formal definitions of abuse here: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse. Reaching out to Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 or www.childhelp.org may help to get a better understanding of what could happen if you are interested in reporting the abuse. Please keep in mind you by no means deserve any type of abuse, emotional or otherwise. Unfortunately, emotional abuse is often harder to provide evidence for compared to physical abuse.

      Here at NRS, we have a conference call service if you are interested in having a mediated phone call with your parents to talk about how you are feeling and what your needs are. We also have local family counseling resources if you call or chat us: 1-800-RUNAWAY; www.1800runaway.org.

      We hope this helps. Please reach out if we can offer any further support.

      Be safe,

      NRS
      Last edited by ccsmod7; 06-26-2019, 12:17 AM.

  • I’m a 16 year old Canadian male.

    My parents are divorced and I currently live with my mother. Previously I told her I’m asexual (look it up if you don’t know) and currently I’ve come to the fact that I am a pan-romantic.

    When I told her I’m asexual, she didn’t like it and told direct family members. Which therefore excluded me from some events.

    long story short: I’m gay and am tempted to runaway

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    • ccsmod6
      ccsmod6 commented
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      Hello and thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. We are sorry to hear that your mother has not been accepting of how you identify sexually and romantically. Nobody should be treated differently based on who they love and how they love them. Additionally, it was unfair and insensitive of her to out you to people without your consent. Unfortunately, because we are based in the US, we are only familiar with the runaway practices and protocols in the US. Being in Canada, you might want to reach out to Kids Help Phone, an organization like us that is based in Canada and more familiar with resources local to you. They are reachable at https://kidshelpphone.ca/. We wish you the best and know that you are strong enough to weather whatever comes your way.

      Take care,
      NRS
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