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  • Mother Physically and Verbally Abuses Me

    I'm almost fourteen years old. My mother continuously yells at me, every single day for the past three years. She yells at me calling me worthless and the worst child. She screams saying that I'm making her miserable and that I'm a horrible person. But she never understands how I feel. She punches, slaps and kicks me often. She threatens to kick me out of the house and I cannot live like this. I'm under 18, therefore running away or getting kicked out is obligated. I want to just disappear or die.

    The one person who I thought cared and loved me, never really did. She betrayed my faith in her.

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    Hi there,
    Thanks for reaching out. It takes a lot of bravery to come forward about abuse and we’re glad you did because it means you can receive help. We want to honor that bravery by providing you with some assistance.

    Firstly, abuse is never okay and you’ve done nothing to deserve being hit or verbally accosted by your mom. You deserve to feel safe and loved at home. You are certainly not worthless and you are certainly not a horrible person, and it is so unfortunate that your mother tells you these things. The National Child Abuse Hotline, Child Help, can be reached at 1-800-422-4453. ChildHelp and NRS can both help you file an abuse report, if this is something you are interested in.

    You also mention suicide, which is very important. Talking about your suicidal feelings is surely difficult, but talking about them makes it so you can process your feelings with other people instead of letting them bottle up in negative ways. We want to refer you to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) and our own hotline (1-800-786-2929). By calling these numbers, you can connect with trained crisis counselors that can teach you ways to cope with your experiences. We also encourage you to call 911 if you feel you are ever an immediate threat to yourself.

    It really is unfortunate that your mom has betrayed your trust and your faith in her. People in your situation do often runaway from their homes. If you want more information about running away, you can call us to receive general legal information about running away, to receive referrals to shelters, and to talk with us to develop a plan for running away that keeps you as safe as possible.

    We thank you again for reaching out to us and we wish you the best of luck.

    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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