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  • Hi I’m 11 and I’m thinking of running away I have no friends that I can talk to about problems and my family is t better my mum emotionally abuses me and my parents just separated. I ha e a brother who my parents live so much they work around him so so do I it’s so unfair the only person I can talk is my other bro but there’s some stuff I don’t tell him like my life is such a mess for other reasons aswell so I do self harm and everyone in the school knows as the popular botch even my “friends” say that about me

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      Thank you for reaching out to us. We’re so sorry to hear that the situation with your parents separating and with you mom has been so difficult.
      You mentioned running away as an option you might consider. Running away is not illegal, it is considered a status offense (similar to a traffic violation). If a youth leaves home without legal guardian consent, the legal guardian has the right to file a runaway report. Generally, if the police do find you, they will return you to your home. Running away from home can be hard in many cases. It might be helpful to think about where you might stay, how you will get food food and other living expenses.
      We are sorry to hear that you feel you don’t have anyone to talk to, you deserve to have people around you that understand where you’re coming from, you may want to see if there’s someone at your school, such as a counselor or a family friend that you can speak openly with. You also mentioned that you self-harm and you may want to check out https://twloha.com/ for help with self-harm resources.
      We would love to support you in any way we can and you can contact us at our 24-hour confidential hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY(786-2929) and we can listen to you, explore your options and provide any resources.

  • Hi I'm 11years old and I have depression I do so much for my family but still get treated very badly.My dad passed away when I was 5 and ever since then I've had depression ever since and no one in my family knows how I feel I just want to end it all please help

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    • Reply:Hi I'm 11years old and I have depression


      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
      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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        • Hi I'm 11 and ive been trying to cope with bullying. not at school but at home. My mom fully knows about this and ends up screaming at me about her not getting anything from us or something like that. The bully is not my mom but my sisters. im a triplet and my sisters of course are the same age as me. But they are taller and stronger. That means they can hurt me to get something, to let out steam, or just use me as a punching bag. im sure im going crazy. ive heard my mom talking on the phone about me about me having anxiety. and im sure i have depression and maybe bi polar from my dad. I go 'on a fit' and cry in my room and suddenly stop and go numb. idk why i do this but it kinda scares me. I self harm but not cutting. i punch my self in the head or scratch my legs and face.. im rambling but the point is i was to run away and get out of here. please help me in any way.

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            Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It takes great courage to reach out for help and we are glad that you decided to reach out for help.
            We are sorry to hear that you are being treated this way. You don’t deserve to be hurt in any way. It sounds all the stress is effecting you emotionally. If you ever have thoughts about hurting yourself again or you think your safety could be at risk you can call 911 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Talking to family members or friend, school counselors can be helpful in many situations. You can also contact SAMHSA at 1-877-726-4727 for counseling resources.
            If you are getting physically hurt by your sisters and your mom is not doing anything about it you have the option to file an abuse report and call Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453. It seems like things are so overwhelming that you have been thinking about running away. Running away can be hard in many cases. You might want to think about where you might stay how you might pay for rent, food and other living expenses.
            All of this can be a lot to handle and you are acting strong by reaching out for help. If it might be an option for you, you can also call us at our 24 hour confidential hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY(786-2929) where we can listen to you, explore your options and provide any resources.

            We wish you the best and hope to hear from you soon.
            Best,
            NRS

        • I feel the same why I'm 13 and I want to run away because I feel like no one cares anymore I try and all I get is shut down again my mother calls me **********s she throws stuff at me it really hurts to just sit and think about it and at that my family talks about me behind my back and I really be feelings down like depressed I have no one I though I had my sister but she talks about me to it's just so Heart braking how family gets you down sometime i be wanting to kill myself cause i have nothing to live for anymore I'm lost I have no one to love me I give people love all the time and I be there for people all the time but I don't get anything for nothing in return I'm just really tired of living

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            Hi, and thanks so much for reaching out. It takes courage to share all that you did, and you’re going through a lot. We’re sorry to hear that you feel that no one cares, depressed and heart broken. No one deserves to feel that way, or to be treated the way you’re being treated, especially by their family.

            It sounds like your sister used to be supportive but is no longer. Do you have other people that you can reach out to, like the school counselor, a friend or a relative? It’s important to get help, so you can stay strong – and we will be happy to give you some counseling resources if you want, just call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY and we can look them up in your area.

            You also mentioned that you thought about taking your life… That’s pretty serious, and we want you to know that there’s always a chance that things can improve, that there’s always hope that love can grow around you – just like you want. If at any point things feel hard and those thoughts come to you, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255; they are there to help you through it.

            Don’t give up trying! We will be happy to find resources for you, so you can get help and get stronger and happier; we’re here 24/7 for you, so just call us when you have a chance… Take care!

        • Hi, I'm 12 years old. I love my mom, little brother, and dad! But the one thing I don't like is, my step dad. He always blames me for things I don't do:

          *Thinks I watch YouTube, but I do not (I'm not allowed to watch YouTube)
          *Thinks I was playing a shooter game in the car (Not allowed to play shooter games)
          *Thinks I downloaded a key logger on his computer
          *Thinks I hack computers on my free time

          He grounds me for like everything I'm blamed for! And like for weeks!!!
          He buys me things and gives me things like Apple Watch 1 and IPhone 6 and MacBook Pro but that's all passed down tto me after he used all of them. I don't like how he thinks that he can make me happy by buying things for me! Also, he makes my mom mad by saying I do things when she knows I didn't!

          So, I kinda just want my stepdad to leave! He doesn't belong here! I don't want to move houses because I love every parent of mine, just not that dirty rat step dad of mine!

          Thanks NRS!


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          • Hi there,

            Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. We're sorry to hear about all that has been going on and can understand how frustrating it would be to feel like you're not be trusted or listened to. Do you feel like you can talk to your mom or other family member about your treatment and have them support and advocate for you? If not, we can help you have a conversation about your feelings about your step dad to your mom. It can be difficult to have a conversation with her if you're unsure of how she will react. Sometimes it can be helpful to have another adult around when you’re trying to talk to your mom so that they can stand up for you and try to keep the conversation calm and fair. That person could be a guidance counselor, other family member, or any other adult you trust. Here at NRS, we also offer a conference call service and can help you have that conversation with her. Our number is 1-800-786-2929. You can call us 24/7.

            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)

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

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            • Am 12 and I want to run away
              I wanna run away so I can be free but I need to survive am so tired of everyone here and I feel like a slave going through the same thing everyday it’s so stressful but I wanna do something. With my life and still go to school but where am I gonna stay? Am just so tired to the same thing everyday I feel like am getting less than more I have a sister that’s old enough to move out it’s mostly her making me feel like ******** I have to do everything for her and I feel like am trapped in This household

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              • ccsmod6
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                Hello and thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are living in a really stressful environment and it must take a great deal of resilience to keep on going. It takes a lot of strength to reach out when things are difficult and we want you to know that we recognize that. If you would like to run away and would like some help going through what that might look like for you and making sure you are prepared for it, please do not hesitate to call us on our 24/7 hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY or on chat at 1800runaway.org.

            • I am 12 and I hate my family because I'm a middle child and they don't pay attention to me

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                ccsmod12 commented
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                Hello and thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are living in a really stressful environment and it must take a great deal of resilience to keep on going. It takes a lot of strength to reach out when things are difficult and we want you to know that we recognize that. If you would like to run away and would like some help going through what that might look like for you and making sure you are prepared for it, please do not hesitate to call us on our 24/7 hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY.

            • I am 12 and want to runaway.

              So, I am a 12 year old girl and I feel like depression is attacking me. I don't think I can trust my family. I want to runaway because I don't want to be cursed at anymore. I only trust 4 people: The Reddick's, Lily, Lacey, and Samuel. I am home schooled and it is too stressful. I have nobody to ask for help. Sometimes, at random times, I will burst out crying because at church I always act happy. But, I never am happy. My plan to runaway was to do it while I was home alone and pack up run to the closest store and text a friend and ask if i could stay with them. If they say yes I will tell them where I am and ask them to come pick me up. Or, is that rude? I don't know. But, sometimes I text Lily or Samuel and talk to them about how depression is attacking me. My friends are starting to get worried because I haven't been eating a lot recently. They force me to eat when they can. Sometimes, I just think about how much of a fake I am. I think about how I have been lying about how I act in front of my friends. Sometimes I end up crying myself to sleep at night. Please help? Can I runaway? I don't even know anymore.

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                Hi there,
                Thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline- we know it takes a lot of strength and you sound very brave. It seems like you are going through a lot right now and that can be very stressful. It’s good that you have your friends to reach out to, and it seems like they really care about you. It may be helpful another trusted adult about how your feeling. Depression can be a very difficult and scary thing to navigate- consider reaching out to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at 1-800-950-NAMI. You can also call us at anytime at 1-800-786-2929- we are always here to help and listen to you. You mentioned that you are cursed at at home- if you think this behavior is abusive, consider reaching out to Child Help at 1(800)-422-4453. They will be able to provide you with valuable support and resources, along with some help in the abuse reporting process. If you feel that you are in immediate danger, call the police at 911. No one deserves abuse. We understand how hard situations like this can be and you are not alone.
                You mentioned wanting to running away. Though we aren’t legal experts there are a few things we can tell you. Running away is just a status offense, meaning it won’t get you in any legal trouble. However, if your parents file a runaway report and the police find you, you will be brought back home. Running away can be dangerous, so it is important that you are safe and have a plan. If you’d like to discuss this further, consider giving us a call at 1-800-786-2929. Your happiness and safety are our top priorities, and we are happy to help you.

                Best,
                The National Runaway Safeline

            • I am twelve and I'm gay but I want to Erin away because I am treated like an alien they all say your not really gay or it's just a faze but it's not I made out with a boy and I liked it I'm not bisexual I'm actually gay. plus my family aka my grandma was throwing styff at me trashing my room and when I asked to go to the bathroom she pushed me down and said that she doesn't give a flying ********.I can't take it any more I already tried to kill my self do many times they have to hide all the bleach and knives plus rope.
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              Last edited by ccsmod4; 10-13-2018, 01:56 AM.

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              • Reply: I am twelve and I'm gay


                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.

                You don’t deserve to be treated unfairly by not having your feelings taken seriously.
                Your feelings should be respected. As a person you deserve to be respected.
                It is not your fault that they are treating you this way.
                You are very strong to reach out and share what has been going on.
                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.
                Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of options that may lead to ideas previously not thought of.

                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).

                For more support you might also consider contacting the Trevor Project (LGBTQ Youth Suicide Lifeline).

                Be safe and stay strong,
                NRS

                We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us
                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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                • Hello there whomever is reading this, I am 12 years old male and I wish you a great life, I am going through something that I can't stand anymore. This isn't the first thinking of running away. I live with my family at the meantime, and I frequently get fights with my little sister. It's not that sereous, whenever we're done fighting we shrug it off, but this time she scratch my back like she was trying to dig a hole inside my back with her fingers, I asked her a favor of doing it, but not that hard. I screamed at her because of doing it on purpose, and I was not proffesional and Said something's that were not very nice, and to remind you she did it on purpose, I asked her to stop but didn't, my "mom" was on her side and said to stop asking her favors. I told her that I told her to stop, but she had to bring up the fact that I called my "little sister" somethings that I don't really regret after what happens later, she smacked me with her hand, and I was talking back to her so she got mad, I sort of have some anger issues so I was in a range of state, and couldn't stop myself from saying and doing stuff. I blocked her hands so she couldn't hit me, and she considers that fighting back, so she grabbed her shoes and hit me with it, and then when she hit me a couple of times that's when I snapped, I grabbed her shoes and hit her back with it. She was crying because I did that and she told me that she was just teaching me a "lesson". To note that she hit me more than 1 time, and even when I was little my mom and dad would hit me with objects, I am a filipino, so maybe that's why my mom and dad would hit me with things. She said to stop calling her mom and walked away. Please help me, I don't know what to do now. And I might never know that things might become better and suddently turn average, and at that moment I wouldn't want to be taken away. This is just me saying that please help, and if things get better then don't intervine, but I say that in the nicest way. Right now I'm laying on my stomach because I can't sit because I have a really sore butt from all of the beathings. Sincerely
                  The kid with issues

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                  • Reply: Hello there whomever is reading this..


                    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 are sorry that things are not going well between you and your mom. That must be pretty hard for you. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now.
                    We are sorry you are going through a tough emotional time.
                    Having your mom react the way she did about what happened between you and your sister must be very frustrating.

                    Physical altercations should never happen. Sometimes taking a moment to calm your emotions might help with avoiding them. No one deserves to be hit.

                    Sometimes when things are too stressful it might help to talk with someone about it.
                    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You did great by reaching out.
                    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.

                    NRS is here to listen and here to help.
                    You are welcome to contact us to discuss your situation and explore some options that might help to better things at home.

                    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

                    Take care,
                    NRS




                    We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us
                    Last edited by ccsmod4; 10-16-2018, 01:31 AM.
                    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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