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    Hi im 12 and I just did something that really scares me. During school i was playing a video game and my mom is not home yet but my dad told her and im really scared. I know im going to get in trouble so yea im scared an wanna runaway to make sure i dont get in trouble. BUT IM TO SCARED TO DO IT AND IM HAVING THESE THOUGHHTS AND IM GETTING SCARED I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO PLZ HELP!

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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. 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. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
    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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    im 12 and i want to run away.
    i feel like im in so much pressure, im in a magnet school and my mom always hitts me against the ground when i get a bad grade. They expect highkly of me but i cant anyore. My mom recently told me that she hates me, she hits me whenever she can and im tired of it. i have prepared everything. I have enough money saved for 4 weeks food. i will stay at one of my friends house as a sleepover the day after i leave after that i will go to a runaway home . i would have to walk atleast 3 miles away to be safe and my friend has a working phone i can use so i dont have to use mine. i wont raise any charges against my mom but i wont be going back. i wanna go to a normal school and not stress so much. do u think this is a good idea.

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  • ccsmod4
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    Hello,
    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 in your life right now.
    It sounds like you’re fearing that the stress from the situation is getting harder and harder to handle.
    We are sorry you are going through a tough emotional time.
    You never deserve to be abused and it is not your fault that she behaved that way towards you.
    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. This may be an isolating and lonely time for you, but you are not alone in this.
    NRS is here to listen and here to help.
    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).
    You are welcome to discuss your situation and talk about possible options for help. What you did today by reaching out was great. Good job.
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    I'm 12 and i want to run away.



    I’m 12 and I want to run away. My dad is mean he has called me the b****, brat, retard and more. I have a stepmom she hates me. She lies and blames everything on me and my dad falls for it. He always think I’m lying. Yells at me because the dishes aren’t perfect and my grades also how I’m acting at home. I used back talk I don’t I just say ok and still get yelled at. My stepmom has kicked me in the leg. She also said I wanna shove a knife down your throat, dad got mad at her for that. She left and blamed it on me, and my dad asked how I felt I said “I don’t feel anything". Because I didn’t, I was hurt so much from my childhood and now. He told me it’s ok to feel things. But he used to tell me every time I cry I’m feeling sorry for myself, so I gave up all together on feeling things. And now I see my mom everything I do wrong I get a day taken from seeing her (and I haven't seen her in 5 years until now). I have had the cops called on me because I took my step moms I pod when I was like 8. He told me my stepmom (Justina) is like my mom so I thought we can share things. But I guess not. My dad doesn’t listen to me and I want to leave and go to my mom. I’m done living here. I HATE IT.
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 10-21-2020, 01:28 AM.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi,
    Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are going through a really hard time at home, and we are glad you have contacted us for help.
    It is important you know that you do not deserve to be emotionally abused by your parents. Home should be a place where you are safe and supported, not called names and disrespected. It sounds like this has been going on for a while. It also sounds like they do not believe that you are depressed, which is unfair to you. You deserve to be supported through this. It can be helpful when dealing with depression and a difficult home life to seek out the things that make you feel better. Journaling, drawing listening to music, going for walks, and hanging with friends are all examples of this. You may consider reaching out to a school counselor as well, since you often do not need parental permission to see a counselor. If you are looking for a clinical counselor, you might consider enlisting the help of other adults in your life, like family members, to speak to your parents about this need.
    This must be very hard, and only you can decide what is best for you to do. As you move forward, it may be helpful to reach out to friends or other family members about what is going on at home.
    If you ever want to call us, we are a completely anonymous and confidential hotline, and are available to talk 24/7. We would be so glad to help you out by finding more resources, or even just talking.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

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    Hello I am 11 and wanna run away. My parents whenever I say I'm depressed go ugh you're not depressed and they always tell at me for the sallest things. Something's they yell at me for Asking a question yell at me for being a little to loud and have called me a ********** to my face and they've called me an *expletive* and I'm just upright tired of it I clean sometimes and I do the dishes and they pay me back like this? And I'm just here like bruh I ********in clean for you.
    Last edited by ccsmod15; 10-20-2020, 12:27 PM.

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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. 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. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
    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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    Hello! I'm 12 and I'm thinking of running away.

    I don't feel safe at home. My dad verbally abuses me and my sister, if we don't do what he wants us to do he'll start insulting us. Sometimes it gets really bad and I have to lock myself in my room. He also doesn't listen to me and laughs at some of my remarks, saying what I say is outrageous and delusional. He also shows more affection to Horse Racing than he ever has to me, my sister, or my mom. And I understand my mom has good intentions, yet she also doesn't seem to be that cooperative with me, and can sometimes snap. Once, the fighting in my house was so drastic the police were called, and my parents blamed it on me and my sister.

    I do have a plan to run away. My friends are supportive, even if they don't encourage the idea. One of my friends has a shed and some woods behind their house I can hide in, and I already know the necessities I need and I have the Childline phone number memorized. I also have money saved up. The main reason I don't file an abuse report or attempt to run away (at the moment, I probably will in the future) is I'm scared of my parent's reaction. If I get caught and brought home, my mom will probably yell at me, call me a spoiled brat, but my dad... I don't even know what he'll do. I'm really scared of him and what's he capable of. I'm scared of any of these feelings being shared with my parents. I'm scared of them, but I don't want them to know. I don't trust them, not one bit.

    What do you recommend to do?

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  • ccsmod6
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    We’re so glad you reached out to NRS. It sounds like you’ve been dealing with so much for so long, and it’s understandable you’d be thinking about a way out of that situation. The behavior you’re describing from your parents is abuse, and it is never okay. You have the right to report that abuse at any time by telling a teacher or counselor at school, calling the police, or reaching out to an abuse reporting hotline. There are a lot of different outcomes to reporting abuse, and minors are usually only placed outside the home as a last resort. If you want to know more about what the process might look like or what the outcomes could be, please reach out to the confidential National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453.

    If you are thinking about leaving home, the most important thing to keep in mind is your personal safety. You mentioned you think the people you want to leave with/stay with aren’t trustworthy, which can be a big red flag. At NRS, we hear from people all the time who find themselves in scary situations because people they trusted to give them transportation or shelter weren’t trustworthy. If you want to give us a call at 1-800-786-2929, we can talk through some different options and help you find safe resources in your area like youth shelters.

    It takes a really strong person to get through a decade of abuse and still reach out for help, and it shows a lot of maturity that you are researching all your options before making your next move. You deserve to have your own peace, and it’s unfair that you’re in this situation. We are here for you 24/7 if you want to talk more.

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    I am a 12 year old girl. The reason why I felt like running away was because me and my family have a really bad experience together. We never get along. My dad listened to my mom's lies and gets me in trouble for no reason and my mom only tells lies for attention. She wants to abandoned me and so I decided to make her wish come true. I want to run away and find a home for myself because I wanted my own peace. I wanted to live a better life and not make my problems come back to me again. I don't want foster parents because it would fel like it would happen again. My parents called me bad words in both English and Spanish. They even said in front of my face they will abandon me because they hate my guts and my personality. They had been abusive ever since I was three. My mother doesn't give cares about me and so does my dad. I want to leave now but I'm afraid of the people because they recently can't always be trustworthy enough. So, yeah, that's why I wanna leave.
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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. 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. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
    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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    hi im 12 my name is zack and my mom hits me and abuses me and i want to run away and find a new family and i dont have ant other family what should i do please i want to go to a different family thats nice and good please help me

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  • ccsmod13
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    Hello,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. No one deserves to be abused, and you are very courageous and brave for seeking help. We are here to help - you are not alone!

    It sounds like you are experiencing verbal and physical abuse at home. A helpful next step would be to call the National Child Abuse Hotline at (800) 422-4453 or reach out to their website at www.childhelphotline.org. Filing an abuse report can get you the help you need - however, if you ever feel that you are in immediate danger, please contact 911. If you do not feel comfortable filing an abuse report yourself but still want to make us, you can give our hotline a call and we can file the report on your behalf. Your safety is our top priority.

    If you want to talk further about the details of your situation and access more resources, you can call us anytime at (800) 786-2929, or live chat us at www.1800runaway.org. We are available 24/7 to assist you.

    Thank you again for reaching out to us, and stay safe.
    NRS

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    Hi I'm 12 and I wanna run away, my parents abuse me for getting supposedly "bad grades" I get A's and B's but they say that's that's not enough for them. My mother hits me because I don't do things fast enough she call's me an "idiot" and a "whore" my father does things that I don't want to type because they are very inappropriate. I just want it all to end. I need help. Please tell me what to do.

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