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    Hi...my name is Shayla & I’m 13.
    I wanna runaway because my parents don’t let me go outside alone & I hate being isolated.
    ive been suffering from my depression & anxiety I can’t take it anymore.
    i just want to be free.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out.

    You mentioned that you’re 12 going on 13 soon and are thinking about running away. It sounds like you’re going through a tough time right now, and we want you to know that you’re not alone. With that being said, we’re not legal experts but in most states anyone under 18 is considered a minor. If you were to leave your home without parental consent, your legal guardian can contact the authorities and file a runaway report. Whoever you end up staying with may face some consequences for harboring a runaway.

    An option you may explore would be to talk to someone at school, or another relative that you trust about your home situation. If there is abuse occurring, you can contact the Nation Child Abuse hotline at 1800) 422-4453. Child Help can access the situation at hand and if need be, file a child abuse report with initial contact after 48 hours. It’s hard sometimes when you feel like there is no way out, but there will be someone there to listen when you need it. You may also reach out to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and text directly with a certified counselor. You can do that by texting the word NAMI to 741741.

    We hope these resources and options have been of some help to you. If you want additional help. Or want us to each out to another organization on your behalf you can contact us 24/7 at 1800) 786-2929. Best of luck!

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    I'm 12 I'm planning to run away when I'm 13

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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. Providing you feel you can wait until you turn 18 you will be free to move out of your parent’s home as a legal adult. We understand that might not be as easy as it seems however we want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. NRS is here to listen and here to help. 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 about your situation and explore options, 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 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi, I’m 17 (turning 1 and I’m simply so scared to run away, I’ve been so close to it’s not funny. I’ve packed a bag and it’s with me right now actually, but both my parents say if I leave I’m cut off from everything. I know if I leave I can’t go back to them. I’d rather not talk about what’s been going on at home, but I’m struggling and I hate both of them. They think they’re protecting me but it’s just making me even worst. Is there anything legally I can do.

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to The national Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It seems like there is a lot going on right now with your family.
    Abuse is never okay and we are sorry you are dealing with that right now. You can always make an abuse report by calling Child help at: 1800-422-4453. You can also consider talking with a school counselor about what has been going on.
    We are glad you have your grandma for support, although she lives far. You mentioned suicide, if you are ever feeling suicidal please contact The National Suicide Prevention Hotline. They can be reached at 1800-273-8255. Your life is valuable and you are worth living.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I really hate my parents they are both emotionally abusive and they treat me like crap while my brother gets treated like this center of the universe the only person who truly loves me is my grandma on honestly if it was not for her I would have killed myself by now but the problem is she lives 20 hours away my parents are separate but not divorced and I really don't want to live with either of them I want to live with my grandma I go see her when school is out but every time I come back my parents ruin everything and I feel really depressed crying myself to sleep wanting to die

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  • ccsmod6
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    Thank you for contacting NRS. It sounds like you are going through a very tough time and we are glad you reached out to us.

    We’re sorry to hear that you are feeling sad. You have could consider talk to friends or relatives about how you feel. You could also consider talking to a teacher or counselor at school if you are comfortable doing so.

    If you would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling a potential resource is NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, at 1-800-950-NAMI, www.nami.org or text NAMI to 741741. They have volunteers available who can talk to you and help you find resources that may be helpful to you.
    Our primary concern is that you are safe and off the street. If you run away, you need to consider where you would go. You could consider whether there are friends or relatives that you could stay with. If you feel threatened, you can always call 911. You could also consider calling your local department of children and family services.
    If you leave home and need a place to go, a potential resource is National Safe Place at www.nationalsafeplace.org or text SAFE and your location to 44357. They will provide you the nearest safe place location where you can go until you can find a more permanent solution. You can also call 211. 211 Is a hotline operated by the United Way that can provide resources in your area.

    We also encourage you to contact us directly at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or www.1800runaway.org. We have volunteers available 24/7 to talk and to help you find the resources you need.

    We wish you the best!

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    hi im 13 ( well 12 but my birthday is in a month ) anyways I’ve been sad a lot lately but haven’t been showing it. on thanksgiving i forgot to call my dad and I PROMISE it wasn’t on purpose but my dad doesn’t seem like he believes me he’s coming over today actually and i already know im gonna come back crying , after thanksgiving I called him back but he never answered ( he was extremely upset at me ) and I really feel bad like how could I forget that? I left him alone for a few weeks I KNOW ITS A LONG TIME but I wanted to give him space?... god I’m so stupid how I could I forget about my dad MY FREAKING DAD I’m so dumb!!!! I really don’t deserve anything OH and also I have a flip phone.. in 2 0 1 9 . And there’s a huge a huge back story for why I wanna run away it’s not because of a flip phone. So it all starts here . 7 th grade ( the grade I’m in now ) hallo umm guys my dads her .. pls help

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  • ccsmod13
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to reach out to NRS and share a bit about your situation. It sounds like you are considering leaving home because of the way your mom treats you. Parents are supposed to make us feel safe and it can certainly be stressful when the adults in our lives are not supportive. It is not okay that your mom makes you feel worthless because you deserve to be treated in a way that makes you feel loved.

    You sound like you have been trying your best to cope with your mom and the stress that she has been causing you. It takes a lot of strength to talk about these tough feelings and to acknowledge why you self-harm. You deserve to get the support that you need while you navigate this challenging time with your mom. There is a crisis-text line available 24/7 that allows you to speak with a counselor. You do not have to deal with this alone. Having this safe space to talk about how you feel whenever you want to self-harm might help you brainstorm other coping strategies and come up with a safety plan.

    You can reach out to us 24/7 by phone or use our live chat services if you would like to talk more about your situation. We are here to listen and help you. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-786-2929 or chat with us at www.1800runaway.org.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I'm 15 and I want to run away. I can't live with my mom anymore. She hates me. She makes me feel worthless, loney, ect. She's said that she wishes I was dead so she wouldn't have to live with my annoying self anymore. I use to self harm everyday to give me relief, but I've been clean for 5 months. But the fighting has gotton so mad, I coutine to do it. No one knows about this. My mom is screaming at me right now, and she makes me hate myself more than I already do.

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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 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

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    Guest replied
    hi I need help to escape from my family .my younger brother is abusive he makes life hard for me .he beats me .I fear him and my other brother too .my dad let's them do whatever they want with me .I'm living in fear everyday. I'm not happy with them .can you help me escape to another country?

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  • ccsmod4
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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. You don't deserve to be abused in any way. It is not your fault. It sounds like you may have run away from home because of what happened between you and your mother.
    We are here as support to help through this challenging time.
    Your safety is important. If there is a family member or friend you can contact for support, please do so. NRS is here to listen and here to help.
    We can best help by phone or chat. We would be glad to assist you with exploring options or trying to locate a safe place and or emergency shelter. If you would like to talk more about your situation, 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,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    My mom always yells at me whenever she sees me. We can never have a normal day.she always manipulates me and if I don’t do chores she takes all my ******** away. I got in a argument with her right now and she slapped me in the face HARD. I walked out of my room and went outside. The whole time when I was running from her she kept on saying get back here get back here . I didn’t listen and I kept running away. Her boyfriend was standing there confused
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 10-23-2019, 01:12 AM.

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