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    Hi.im 16 almost 17,I'm planning on running away in 6 months with 2 very good friends.the reason being,if
    V had depression for along time now,even suicidal thoughts.I don't like this house.my brothers and I don't like our step dad but my mom always takes up for him.my mom is strict on us and always have been.about a month ago I snuck out with my friends.my mom, found out and all hell broke loose.now I'm no longer allowed to talk to them,I had to quit my job.I'm not allowed another.I get that sneaking out is wrong and why she was upset but she's always been strict on us.even as kids.iv always had no friends and when I met these 2 I knew I couldn't go to their house so I snuck out.they've help tremendously with my depression and iv no longer had suicidal thoughts. but nownim no longer allowed to communicate with them.my depression is back like before .i secretly talk to them, without her knowing and in 6 months,I'll be 17 and I'm running away with them.we have money saved and we are finishing our GED before we do.I'm returning home when Im 18 to visit but I know running away is my only option.i want to get out of this house.I'm tired of feeling this way.I feel smothered here.I caint live like a normal teen.I know my mom will be devastated but they need to understand I need to get away for awhile.I'll be leaving a note and then taking off during the night.I'm unhappy here and I want to just get away and get a job where I'm moving to and getaway for awhile.do you have any tips for me,please don't say oh don't do it.I know its not something I should do but I want to.I'm moving with them back to their hometown for awhile.they drive and are saving money and already have a house they're going to rent.one of them that's 18 is going to be renting it.I'll have food shelter and a room n everything.

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    Re: I'm Running Away in 6 Months

    Thank you for writing us at the National Runaway Safeline. We’re sorry to hear that you have been dealing with such a difficult time being at home. It must be hard for you to have such strict parents who may not realize the sense of relief from your depression and contentment you feel when you are around your friends.

    As you may know, running away is a status offense- something illegal due to your age. If you decided to run, your parents can file a runaway report. Anyone who helps you can be charged with harboring a runaway. People who harbor a runaway can be subject to fines or even more serious consequences. The runaway report is sent to a nationwide database so that any police throughout the country can know that you ran. They typically return you back home if they find you.

    It is great to know that you all have a plan. It shows that you really have an idea of what you want. Have you considered any potential negative consequences of your plan or alternative solutions? For example, an alternative solution and legal option to running away could be to seek emancipation from your parents. This is where you show the courts that you can live independently. It may be helpful to think about that side of things as you go about making your decision.

    From the way you describe your friends, it seems like social contact may be something that really makes you feel better. Had you tried to talk to your parents not about your friends so much as this need you have to have social stimulation? It must be very nice to have a group of people that you know that you can count on.

    We would love to learn more about your story and help you to talk out your plan and/or connect you to any resources you wish. For example, we may be able to connect you to resources in your city and state that can help you with your depression and/or occasional suicidal thoughts. After all, if you plan on staying at home for the next 6 months, we would like to help you brainstorm options that could make the situation bearable. Additionally, there are programs such as Job Corps and AmeriCorps that can help provide you with training and skills if you end up finding it difficult to find a job if you decide to leave.

    Resources that you may find useful:

    1.) Age of Majority of your State—when are you an adult?: http://contests.about.com/od/sweepst...ajoristate.htm
    2.) Emancipation Information:
    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...ors-32237.html
    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...ces-30144.html
    3.) AmeriCorps and JobCorps:
    http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps
    http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx
    4.) Dealing with Depression:
    http://www.helpguide.org/articles/de...depression.htm
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexisnedd/t...sed#.bsY1v2d09
    http://teenshealth.org/teen/your_min...sion_tips.html
    5.) National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
    6.) Dealing with Overprotective/Strict Parents:
    http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-With-Overprotective-Parents
    http://www.seventeen.com/fun/articles/strict-parents

    Feel free to call us or chat with us. We are here 24/7 via phone and our phone number is 1-800-786-2929 or 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat with us daily from 4:30pm to 11:30pm CST. The choice you decide to make is yours, and we’d like to support you in any way that you think is helpful.

    Best,

    NRS
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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    • #3
      thank you

      Thanks for your reply,I'll be thinking about it all.

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      • #4
        RE: thank you

        No problem! We are here to listen when you need us. Don't hesitate to call if you want to talk!
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

        National Runaway Safeline
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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        • #5
          Thank you very much

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