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  • hi! i feel every thing you guys feel and i decided to runaway after or before christmas and i don't know what to do with my life help. i'm 11 and i want to run away i feel like no one cares about me what should i do.
    Last edited by ccsmod15; 11-28-2018, 11:13 AM.

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      Hello there -

      Thank you for reaching out to us, it takes a lot of courage to ask for help. It sounds like you are considering running away because you feel like no one cares about you.

      When thinking about running away there’s some things to consider, like where would you stay, will you be leaving for a few days or a long time, and what will you do about food and transportation. It is also a possibility that if you runaway, a parent or guardian could file a runaway report and in that case the police may take you home. It can be helpful to think about what resources you have where you are when considering leaving home. When you are not feeling supported talking to someone you trust, like a friend, or teacher, or guidance counselor can sometimes help sort out what is going on.

      It sounds like you might some specific questions that you want to ask us or maybe find a place to vent about what you are feeling right now. It’s hard to talk to just anyone one about what has been going on. Please rest assured that we are completing confidential. So anything that you share with us will stay between us. We don’t ask for any identifying information, unless you want to report any abuse. We certainly want to help you.

      If you would like to talk about your situation you can always call us or chat with us. You can call us at 1-800-786-2929. We’re here to listen, here to help.
      Last edited by ccsmod15; 11-28-2018, 11:19 AM.

  • hello my name Jahzara and i want to runaway

    I know that i may not have a good reason but. I can't take it anymore my brother is always getting on my nerves and my mom always yelling. I can't blame her i steal her things. it just could start over or get a knew and i know what ya'll going to say "You could just stop steal and your mom would not have to yell Blah blah blah". My grades F F F C like what the f***** what am going to go with these grade. I just want to get away but where to go i'm in home and i text my friends normally but they don't answer text me back. I'm a girl and you know there could be rapist. I just wish i had some one my age to talk to but no causes I'm stuck in the house my mom taking me out the only place i can talk to people my age Choirs. My life is a online life I'm not allow to go on but i go anyway. I'm a dork how like to read but mom don't let me go to the library cause she work 2 jobs. She buy my brother a book and he doen't Evan read like WTF i need book. this is the school laptop that they lend me to do online school. I never have fun i can't swim or ride a bicycle. My life is boring and I've think about subsidize but no i wan't no pain. So

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      Hey there,
      Thanks for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We are happy to help in any way that we can.
      You mentioned that your brother gets on your nerves and your mom is always yelling. That can be very hard to feel like your home, the place that should bring you comfort and safety, is not an environment that brings positive feelings. With your mom, you mentioned that she yells about you stealing or with your grades. As a young person, you are bound to make mistakes, and your parent will want to figure out a way to help their child learn not to do certain things or do better in the future. It sounds like yelling is what your mom does in response, but that is not what helps you learn and grow. Perhaps you and your mom can come up with a different way to communicate in these situations so that you can learn and grow. These conversations can be hard, and we have a conference calling resource here at NRS if you want a support system. You would call in here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), we would talk about your situation, and then call out to your mom, talk to her a bit, then connect the call. We are here to ensure the conversation stays productive and compromise-driven.
      Siblings can be very tough as well. You said that you like to read. It’s great to have things that you enjoy doing that you can do if your brother is bothering you or your friends aren’t able to respond to text messages. You said you can’t make it to the library because your mom is at work. If you have a library card already, some libraries you can go to online and request an e-book. Then you could read on your school laptop. If this is not an option, your school may have a library you can borrow from, or maybe a teacher or friend has some books you can borrow. You can also think of other activities, like reading, that you enjoy, like writing in a journal or listening to music, so that you have something to do when you are feeling annoyed by your brother.
      You said that you have been thinking about suicide but you don’t want any pain. If you are having suicidal thoughts, the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. If you are ever in immediate danger, please call 911. To help understand where these thoughts are coming from, school counselors and teachers could be good people to talk to and be able to provide you area-specific resources.
      If you have thought through these options and would prefer to run away, some of the things that you can consider are: where would you stay? How would you find ways to survive (such as with food and clothing)? Would you continue to go to school? Keeping these things in mind and trying to plan for them might help you make your decision whether or not to try to run away.
      If you have any other questions or want to talk through any of these ideas, feel free to call in to us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We are a 24/7, completely confidential, toll-free helpline. Here to listen, here to help.
      Best of luck,
      NRS

  • Im also 12


    I am a male living in a state where it is illegal to run away, can i go out of sate and me fine?

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      : Hi,
      Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. First we’d like to say that we are not legal experts, but if you are a minor from our understanding the laws of the state you plan on running from and where your guardians are is the state that’s laws would be in place.
      From our understanding most states at the age of 12 also have runaway laws as well though. If you don’t feel safe at home and would like to discuss options you might have in your particular area we’d be happy to try and help you find some alternatives.
      We’re 24/7 and the phone number we can be reached at if you would like to talk is 800-RUNAWAY.
      Thanks,
      NRS

  • I'm 15 and I'm thinking of running away.

    At school I'm lonely and the work is stressful. They're these two girls that are always looking at me, saying stuff behind my back, they even teased me when I go to my locker.
    When it's break i go to sit somewhere alone but everywhere is crowded, I'm afraid if i do something embearasing everyone will laugh at me and make fun of me.
    When I go to gym class i didn't want to participate in any sports cause I wasn't very good at them. My gym teacher always seemed mad about it.
    When its time to go home, the path i take would have dogs near it and i was afraid they're not friendly.
    At home my mom, dad, sibling, nieces are always mean and stressed out, every weekend they would drink beer and ditch us with my sister. I don't have any friends and i am always on my devices, which my parents didn't like. My mom talk behind my back even though i was 2 feet away, she would be mad at me over the littlest things.
    One of nieces would cry and yell for a thing, two of my nieces would cry very easily and it gets annoying.
    I know only one way of running away. Can you please help me.

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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 seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
      While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
      We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. 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).
      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

  • Hi, I’m 11 almost 12, female, and want to run away.

    I’ve expressed all hormones that I’m aware my body can produce and am unaware how I’ll get the recources I will need at... *ahem* ...certain points. I suffer from a lot of disorders, however ars mostly mild, which sometimes my mom blatantly disregards. We get into that largest quarrels over such trivial and petty things. I honestly don’t know how I can put up with it. I currently cannot and will not turn to my dad as he is in jail, as well I am mortified by his actions such as:

    Trying to cross state lines while trafficing illegal drugs, commiting adultery, not being there to play a father figure, getting caught doing some of the previously mentioned stunts, ect. The usual.

    I have medication which I take although it isn’t important to my mental health.

    Referring back to my mental disorders, I have ADHD, social anxiety, mild bipolar disorder, mild OCD, moderate to severe depression, mild anger issues, and somehow a gifted mind - although it isn’t a disorder.

    My friends capl me a demon all in good fun but I agree with them on a deeper level. I do have a tendamcy to be quite... demon-like at times. Not a little red creatire with horns but your common day seductive demon, persay. I can be charming, persuasive, infectious. Or in other cases I can be violent, and full of bloodlust though I haven’t attacked anyone out of sheer bloodlust.

    I’d hate to leave my friends and I have many places to go. I don’t remember the exact way, but, I know a few of my friends locations, as well, I know the gate code to one of my friend’s gated complexes that they live in.

    I’ve been told I’m very scrappy and would handle myself well in a fight or on the streets.

    Although I haven’t exactly followed the steps, or not at all, really, I read a wiki how on how to run away. Pretty lame I know, but at least I’m prepared.

    Putting aside my social anxiety, if I can work up the courage, I can fit into any social group.

    I have also been mistaken by my own relatives for a short woman so even better to help me around the town. ( Not suggesting prostitution but just as a way to get around better is what I mean. )

    I have many pets that I would like to bring but I know that anywhere I go I will not be able to take care of them.

    My mom doesn’t care about me enough to leave me by myself at home but I haven’t felt a right time to strike yet.

    I also am planning to run away as I am not sure how my mom will take me coming out, or revealing my sexualities - polyamorous and pansexual - and I am expecting her to want nothing to do with me.

    I often am defiant and go against what she wants or give her the silent treatment for days on end which pisses her off more.

    She doesn’t physically touch me unless she has to or loses her self control.

    I really don’t know what to do because I feel like all the stupid fights we constantly get into are just going to cause trauma and heighten the severity of my depression. I fear the worst for myself and don’t know what I should do.

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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. We can best help by phone or chat as we believe talking through chat or phone might be best to gather information on better helping you. 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

  • i am 11 and my parents abuse me by pulling my ear, they also drag me by pulling my ear. They have a drinking problem.The slap me on the head super hard and then he threatend me by grabbing his belt and making the loud noise. They get drunk every night and it makes me worried. I am looking forward to leave my parents. My parents call me a ********head and a ********er.
    Last edited by ccsmod9; 12-11-2018, 01:47 AM.

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      ccsmod9 commented
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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. 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

  • Hello My name is Seth

    My parents are really bad because they have drinking problems and get drunk almost everynight. They always hit me and kick me for no reason. He used to get a wood spoon and smack it against my booty. He would also get a belt and whip me with it. Can you find a family for me.
    Last edited by ccsmod9; 12-11-2018, 01:47 AM.

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      ccsmod9 commented
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      Thanks for reaching out to us here at NRS. We are sorry to hear that your parents are abusive and do not treat you with respect. Please know that if this continues and you do not feel safe or want to get out of the situation you can always reach out to us here at NRS or an organization called Child Help (1-800-422-4453) they can help you in taking the next steps to finding a safe place to live. Please know that you have the right to feel safe. If ever you find yourself in an emergency you can also feel free to call 911. Our number is (1-800-786-2929) or you can also reach out to us online at (www.1800runaway.org) through our chat option.
      Best Wishes-NRS

  • Hello, I'm 14 and I have thoughts of running away as I am ruining my life, I am not doing my work, I can't do anything right and I am only bringing down others because that I don't want to so I have resided to either run away or worse kill myself. Though I don't want that for myself and I would like to seek help but preferably not over the phone because I am too nervous/ shy to speak to someone about my life and situation. This has become my last resort before something happens, half of me doesn't want this but the other half have given up already and have no other conclusion.

    Thank you
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 12-14-2018, 02:56 AM.

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      ccsmod15 commented
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      Hi there,
      Hello,
      Thank you so much for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are going through a challenging situation and are dealing with more than any one person should have to deal with. Reaching out for help is a good first step.
      It sounds like there has been a lot going on recently and a lot of challenges. First, you mentioned you are contemplating suicide or running away. If you are ever seriously thinking about hurting yourself, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can reach them 24/7 by phone at 1-800-273-8255 or over the web at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. It makes sense that you’re afraid to talk over the phone, but being able to talk about your struggles and feel hear can be really helpful.
      Even if you don’t feel comfortable talking to that hotline, we do offer chat services here at NRS. You could consider that if you were interested in talking more about your current situation and wouldn’t have to talk on the phone. You could also consider contacting SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) at 1-877-726-4727 or at www.samhsa.gov. You deserve to feel supported through this.
      We are not legal experts but running away is what would be considered a “status offense” since you are legally a minor. A status offense is not a crime, it is something that you cannot do because of your age (on par with smoking a cigarette). If you do have your parents’ permission, then you can legally stay with a friend and that is totally fine. Once you turn 18, you can leave home whenever you’d like, without any legal consequences.
      Our hotline can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929). We also have a chat service that is available through our website as mentioned above. We will be best able to assist you through one of these services. We would love to talk with you and we care about you.
      Thank you again for contacting us and we look forward to hearing from you further. Take care of yourself.
      -NRS

  • Reply: Hello, I'm 14 and I have thoughts...

    Hello,
    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    We appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on.
    Some situations can be disappointing and even upsetting thus making things uncertain about what to do or where to turn. It can be tough trying to sort out your own feelings.
    You don’t have to feel guilty for being human.
    Sometimes it’s hard to control your feelings. We understand and 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 and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon. 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.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or www.1800Runaway.org.
    Again tell us what it is you would like us to help you with and we will be happy to explore some options with you.
    There may be counseling services in your area that we can connect you with through our data base if you prefer talking one on one.

    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

    You did wonderful reaching out today. Good for you.
    You are not alone.

    Take care,
    NRS


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    • I am 12 and might run away

      I know it might not be the best option. I know there is people who care. But I don't anymore. Sometimes I want to throw myself away. I have severe anxiety and mild depression. My family makes me angry, school makes me anxious, and I don't know what to do. I already have everything packed in case of emergency of any sort. I know where I can stay, and I have a plan "B." I know people who would care, as I've stated but right now I feel like I have two choices, run away or kill myself. I know if I die, the next day is when the perfect opportunity might come with my luck, so I want to run. It is near Winter Break, so I could get out of school, and when I reach my destination, I can re-enroll in school. I have everything figured out, except one part. If I get sent back home, my parents will be very angry. I fear that anger, because if it gets really bad, I can get hurt. They're good people, but I fear them. Does anyone have any advice?

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        Hello There,
        Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time, and we are here to support you the best we can. You mentioned having depression and anxiety, you could consider talking to a licensed professional and seeing if they would be able to help. Sometimes dealing with depression and anxiety alone can be difficult and it helps to have someone help you. You could also talk to a school counselor and see if talking to them may help you feel better. You mentioned you having two choices to run away or to kill yourself.
        We want you to know that your life is valuable, and as you stated you do have people that care about you. If you are ever feeling suicidal you may call The Suicidal Prevention Hotline at: 1800-273-8255, they will be able to provide support. You can also call us at any time and we will be able to support you the best we can. You also mentioned running away, you may want to think about where you would go and safety issues. We are not legal experts but running away is not a criminal offense it is a status offense. What that means is that if you were to run away the police would most likely bring you back home. You mentioned if your parent’s anger gets bad you can get hurt. If you are referring to abuse, that is unacceptable. If you wish to report abuse you can call The Child Helpline at: 1800-422-4453.
        We hope this information will be helpful in your situation, if you have any other questions or would like to talk more please feel free to give us a call we are here 24/7. Best of luck, and stay strong.
        NRS

    • I'm 11 and I feel like my mom doesn't love me. I'm ashamed of my body and my mom blames me for everything. My dad lives in San Antonio and my mom's boyfriend will hit me sometimes and be rude and call me fat. His some will call me ugly and fat. I just wish I could run away and not get arrested.

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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 want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. Sounds like you have suffered from some verbal abuse from your mom’s boyfriend.
        This is most unfortunate. You have feelings that count and so do you.
        You do not deserve to be abused or mistreated by anyone. It is not your fault that they do this.
        You mentioned your dad lives in San Antonio.
        Sometimes it helps to have support that might come from another family member or friend and sometimes through counseling.

        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. We are limited as to how we can help in this type of forum.

        You know your situation best. Let us know how we can be of assistance.
        If you would like to speak more about your situation, please contact us at: 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or www.1800runaway.org (Live chat).

        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).

        Great job reaching out today.

        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
        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.

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        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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        • I am 14 and my mom seems that she doesn’t want me to be by myslef or socialize. I don’t have any social media because she says that I could start talking to strangers. But I told her I would be talking to all the people in my school that I am friends with. She still won’t let me have any social media. Whenever I want me time I go into my room to watch YouTube. Then five minutes later she texts me from downstairs and says either of the following: Get off your phone! Come downstairs and put your phone in my room for the night. Give me your pontine right now!! All my friends ask for my social media all the time and I really want to be able to talk with them. No one in my school, except for a few of my close friends, texts anymore and only uses Snapchat or instagram. My mom always tells me to do something instead of my 10 year old brother. Even though I could be across the house. My mom got to the point were I can’t even bring my phone upstairs at all. I don’t know what to do and I am going crazy. She seems to me that she doesn’t want me to have a social life what so ever, and also she doesn’t leave me alone. I have been thinking about inning away but I don’t know where to go to. If I go to a friends house then their parents would tell my parents. Both my moms and dads parent are far away. I don’t know what to do.

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            Hi there. Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline and sharing part of your story with us. It sounds like you’re going through a difficult time at home. It’s understandable that you would feel like you are unable to have a social life considering that all of your friends tend to communicate through snapchat or Instagram. It also sounds like your mom may be a bit concerned for your safety while using the internet or may not fully understand the usage of snapchat or Instagram. It may be helpful to maybe try expressing to your mom that you feel as if you don’t have a social life. Maybe you and your mom can come to compromise that if she allows you to make a snap or insta that she can monitor what you do on the apps every night. If you need help with wording this or communicating this with your mom please feel free to reach out to our hotline. In addition, you mentioned feeling like running away. If you feel that your situation has come to the point where you need to leave home it may be important to start thinking about how you will survive, where you’ll sleep, and how you’ll keep yourself safe. It’s also important to know that because you are still considered a minor at age 14 that your parents have the right to file a runaway report. If a runaway report is filed and you are found you may be required to return back home. We hope this information was helpful and again we are so happy you reached out. If you would like to discuss your situation further please give us a call at 1800-runaway or come chat with us at 1800runaway.org. Take care.

        • I’m 12 and I want to run away

          hello im 12 and I want to run away ,I’ve made many letters about it and I have a whole journal about how I want to die and everything. its just my family just feels like we don’t love each other anymore and I’m really depressed. Like for Christmas,today my dad sat and watched tv my mom went to sleep my sister went to sleep and my brothers didn’t even want to come home . They live in their own apartment and they always say yes I’ll pick you up and all of that . They never come . I didn’t even get any gifts. I want to run away but I’m scared. Because I don’t have money of food and I’m afraid of what will happen if they catch me . I really want to have a new family or be in foster care. I just don’t like this one.

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            Hey there,

            Thank you so much for reaching out to us. It takes a lot of strength and courage to reach out and tell someone your story. It must be very challenging to live in a home that feels loveless. You deserve to feel supported and we’re here to listen to you and help you in any way that you can.

            You mentioned that you’ve journaled about wanting to die; we care a lot about your safety here at NRS and it might be best to reach out to some additional agencies to explore some of these suicidal feelings. A good resource to check out is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; you can call them at 1-800-273-8255 or go to their website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

            It’s great to hear that you’ve been writing letters and journaling as it’s so important to give yourself an outlet where you can express yourself. It could be helpful to speak with someone you trust about how you’re feeling at home; this could be a relative, a teacher or a school counselor, etc. It’s very important to consider what would happen if you did run away, beyond food it’s important to think about how you would cover other basic necessities like clothing, getting to and from school, shelter and safety to name a few.

            If you’d like to go into more depth about some of the options that you may have please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or go to our website and chat with us by going to our homepage and clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of the page. We’re here 24/7 and confidential.

            All the best,
            NRS

        • Hey I'm 12 and Im ready to end my life and run away but I really do need to because I'm living with my aunt and she doesn't like me no matter what I'm trying to finish school so I can move to Los Angeles I need someone help to get away from her PLEASE HELP

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          • ccsmod3
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            Hi there,

            Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline and sharing a little bit about what is going. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and especially in a time where you have a really tough and complex situation at home. If you feel that you are experience abuse, you do have the right to report the abuse to Child Help at 1-800-422-4453. You can either do it yourself or call into us directly and we can support you through it. It is hard to say the result of reporting, but if you call in you can ask what the process might look like.
            We aren’t legal experts, but we have general knowledge about running away. In most states, running away isn’t illegal, but what is called a status offense. You can’t get arrested for it but it will mostly likely go on your record until you are 18. The police will only know if you have runaway if your parents/guardians file a police report. We can’t say for sure how the police will respond, but we hear a lot that police will take potential places you might be and will actively search for you. If they come across you, the most likely will return you home to your parents. Sometimes we hear that if you are staying with someone who knows you are a runaway and are not actively trying to return you or finding shelter for you, your guardians/or police can press charges against the people who are housing you, with something that is called harboring. One of our main goals is to make sure you are safe, so if you ever seriously decide to run away and need shelter, resources, or a safe place to go you can find safe locations at nationalsafeplace.org or reach out to us directly and we can find local resources in your area.

            Also another way you can seek help is reaching out to a friend, teacher, or counselor at school that can help you look for resources. Your mental health is important. You can also look at SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) at samhsa.gov (call them directly at 1-877-726-4727) or NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness 1-800-950-NAMI to help you find the support that you need. If you do ever feel in direct danger, to yourself, or some else makes you feel that way, please call out to 911 or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).

            We are here for you and will support you in anyway that we can. Please feel free to call into us directly as we can talk further about your situation and find resources that are best for you in your area. Stay strong and you are not alone in this! Our hotline ( 1-800-RUNAWAY) and chat are open 24/7.
            -NRS

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