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  • ccsmod4
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    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. We would like to be of assistance to you if we can. It is times like these that would be nice to have a listening ear. It is also important that you remember to exercise self- care. You showed some by reaching out to NRS. Good for you. What you have been experiencing sounds very sad and very unfair. You do not deserve to be treated with abuse by your parents. It’s not your fault that they behave this way. It sounds like you are feeling emotionally drained. Your feelings are important and they matter.
    You are deserving as anyone that wants to be happy.

    The Covid situation has made things even more challenging for many. Especially those in abusive situations.
    Your friends and boyfriend seem like a good support base for you. It’s nice to have people that care. Sometimes having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of.

    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you during 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.

    Take care,
    NRS
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 12-04-2020, 01:13 AM.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hey, I am 16 years old and I’ve had many thoughts about running away and maybe not forever but like a break from my family. I hate being home because I feel like my parents are emotionally and mentally abusive. My mom goes to work and comes home with the worst attitude I know she’s tired when she gets home so I try to help like clean the kitchen for her so all she has to do is make dinner but whatever I do isn’t good enough for her. And then she yells at me and makes me feel like I’m not good enough. My dad is always either happy or angry for some reason so I don’t really being around him because it gets bad when he’s angry. When my dads angry he starts to get physical and it’s scary. When I’m around my parents I’m scared to do things because if I don’t do it right I’m scared of what they might do and I’m scared to make my dad mad. I use to have school as an escape because I would be away from my parents and I am in band to also help me escape my house and parents. But since now with COVID it’s hard to leave my house since school is online so my parents give me so much negative energy and they drain my energy that it’s hard for me to even focus and do good in school. If I were to leave him I would probably stay at a friends or with my boyfriend because they help me stay positive and help me through a lot. I just don’t want to be home.
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 12-04-2020, 01:13 AM.

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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. You don’t deserve to be treated that way by your family or your friends. Friends are supposed to help support you and lift you up, not bully you like that.
    If you want to talk about options and what you might be able to do to make things improve or change 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

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    i am 12 and my mom makes me super sad and makes me so mad that i want to run away i am am 12 and a bought to be 13 on may 2020 and i do not know what to do i don't fell good a bought myself and my friends make fun of me and they call me a fake friend and it makes me super sad and i need advice
    Last edited by ccsmod15; 11-29-2020, 11:18 PM.

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  • ccsmod0
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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

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello im a f 14 and i have bad family problems. Im being emotionally abuse my parents say they do it to protract me but I dont believe that. I have a m 15 friend that lives semi near (and hour walk and 15 minute bike ride) he knows what happens, and is willing to take me in for a little just, so I dont try to kill myself for the 7th time I have a eating disorder, depression, and a little bit of anxiety. My mom yells at me and says I have no reason to be depressed and that im only faking it for attention. I dont feel safe or loved no longer in my house anymore. What should I do, should I just stay in my home or run to my friend we go to the same school, so I can go to school with him, but besides that I dont know what I should do can someone help me out with this.

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello,

    Thank you ever so much for reaching out to us. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, and we would like you to know that we are here for you. We are so sorry to hear that you have had such a tough time with your family. It sounds like you have been feeling unsafe at home. It is never ok for anyone to make you feel unsafe at home. We cannot tell you what to do, but we will do our best to explore what options you might have available to you.

    It sounds like you have had some physical altercations with your parents, and you are uncertain how to approach the situation. It is important for you to know that you do not deserve to be made to feel afraid of your parents. If you feel that your life is in immediate danger, we encourage you to call 9-1-1. If you do not feel that you are in immediate danger, but decide that you want to report any abuse that goes on at home, you would reach out to your local child abuse hotline. Organizations like Child Help, available at 1.800.422.4453 or via their website at www.childhelp.org , can help you identify the agency that you would make the report with. If you don’t feel comfortable reporting, that’s ok too. It may help to talk to someone if you would like to figure out ways to approach your family. If you feel that what has been going on is making it difficult for you to handle the stress, counseling services may be able to help. Whatever you decide please know that we are here for you.

    If you would like to talk about what has been going on at home, or if you would like to explore your options further, feel free to reach out to us. We will do what we can to help you figure out your next steps in the safest way possible. You can reach us 24/7 by phone at 1.800.RUNAWAY (786.2929) or via chat at www.1800runaway.org . We are here to listen, here to help. Stay safe!

    -NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I'm 12 years old, and I was thinking of running away from my parents. My dad had always been the screaming type, and my mom is always screaming. And they both don't support me, Im scared of them, Im scared to stand up and tell them what I've been through. Over the past few years I've angered my dad and one time when I was 6 or 7 my dad shoved me to the ground, and put a lock position on me. I was so scared, since then I have been scaed to tell my parents anything, as my family is really traditional (Asain), they tend to spank alot, and scream, I don't know what to do. I cry myself to sleep everynignt, they want me to get good grades, lika all parents, but how they do it is harsh. I am really scared of them. My family calls me fat, and an idiot. I can't really call the cops about it becuase I dont have any communiation, and I don't want to becuase my mom and dad will loose their jobs, and they would get really mad at me, and never forgive me. Im a christian and I don't know if I am defying the words of my "God". My parents can be fun at times, but when their mad I'm scared for my life. ANother past experiences was my dad throwing me against the wall, and getting rough. I really need help I don't know what to do. I don't want the PD to get involved because im scared of what will happen. Can I have some advice?

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    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

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I am 11 and I want to run away because my dad yells at me A lot and he cussed at me for not brushing my teeth quickly and getting in bed and I am having a sleepover and I can’t sleep in the same room as my friend he said “It is my house my rules” but he gets made at me for saying I love your house and he is like “It is our house” and I get upset and then he gets mad that I am crying in my room and my stepmom is whole different story I think she is secretly mad at me what did I do wrong???!!!

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  • ccsmod0
    commented on Guest's reply
    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

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    My parents do love me and they have had rough childhoods but sometime i just lose it. When i sit for after school video games, they tell me i dont study enough. Ive grown to become an extremely violent guy and they dont know because they wouldnt take it seriously

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  • ccsmod13
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us here at NRS and we appreciate you sharing a bit about your situation. It sounds like you have runaway from home or left without permission before and it has caused some issues in your relationship with your auntie. We do not know too much about your situation so it is hard to say what might be the best way to approach this with your auntie. You are the expert on your situation and your relationships, so you would ultimately know what is best.

    We can suggest a few factors or ideas to take into consideration. Because you have made this promise with your auntie not to runaway again, it could be helpful to think through ways you might be able to get her permission to leave home. You could try to first think through and even write down why you feel you need to leave, what you are trying to accomplish and why it is important to you. Once you have had a chance to process this further you can share it with your auntie and express why you feel leaving is necessary or important to you. Having a solid plan in place of what you are going to do could also help. Taking some factors into consideration would make your plan safer and possibly make your auntie more comfortable with your plan: where will you stay if you will be gone overnight, how will you find transportation there and back, will you be staying in contact with your auntie, do you have money to take with you.

    Sometimes having another adult get involved to advocate for your needs can make having these difficult conversations easier to navigate. Perhaps there is another family member, friend, or trusted adult who can help you communicate you plans to your auntie.

    If your auntie is not comfortable with you leaving or believes that this choice is detrimental to your well-being, running away could cause some problems in your relationship. It sounds leaving against her wishes could do some damage emotionally and even break any trust she has in you. You may want to think about if leaving is something that can wait or if it is worth possible negative consequences with your auntie.
    If you would like to talk more in-depth about this, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We are available 24/7 for immediate support by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or through live chat at 1800runaway.org.

    Stay safe,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm 17 and I promise my autie I won't runaway anymore but I have to leave on more time but I will come back how should I tell my auntie

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hey there,
    Thank you for reaching out to NRS it seems like you are in an oppressing situation because of how your family treats you. Nobody should be told things like your parents have told you. It is understandable to feel sad and frustrated. You deserve to have supportive family that helps you grow, not family that brings you suffering.
    While it can be harder to prove, verbal abuse is very real and reportable to CPS/DCFS. You deserve a place that is safe for you. If you want to know more information about child abuse or reporting it we encourage you to look at childhelp.org for more information. In the meantime starting a journal of times you have felt threatened, with dates can help you if you do choose to file a report later.
    It seems like you are feeling like you may be slipping towards depression as a result of everything going on. If you do feel this way NAMI.org may be a good place to start and learn about mental health and the issues around it to find community and coping mechanisms. It might also be worth finding an adult you trust and will listen to you for help venting. This could be another family member, school personnel, or a certified therapist. If you need help finding a therapy/counseling resource we do have them in our database and can try to help you find one.
    There is also a domestic violence hotline if you feel like it would be helpful for your mom to reach out to. It seems like she is the main person targeting you with harsh words, but maybe if she can get help and support she may be less stressed and be more willing to tone things down. You can find them at thehotline.org.
    Again we thank you for reaching out to NRS today. If you have more questions or just need someone to talk to about all of this you can always reach us by our online chat at 1800runaway.org, or through our telephone hotline at 1-800-786-2929.
    Good Luck,
    NRS
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