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  • #31
    Reply:I'm twelve and want to runaway.

    Thank you for writing to us here at 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. 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.
    You can also seek information about being bullied at www.stopbullying.gov

    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 call 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in.
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe,
    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!
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    • #32
      12 too, I think I’ve been experiencing emotional and physical abuse since I was young, my parents sometimes get mad over the SIMPLEST THINGS. Like Today I didn’t see a thing my mum told me to throw away so I raised my voice a little like when you say "what!?" So I did ad she was so ********ing mad! She threw a plastic thingies for cooking at me! It hit my leg and I started crying but she said “stop crying! I didn’t even hit you!" I said that she did so she said "Oh so you want me to hit you?! I’ll show you how I hit!" But I said SORRY PLEASE STOP. And she stopped and went away. And my dad....oh he is something when he is mad! Once I "didn’t brush my teeth normally" so he did it himself but he was so rough! He hit my head on the sink, he put the toothbrush in my throat! After that I had bruises and two thingies (idk what they are called in English, язва) in my mouth. And it hasn’t been happening a lot now but it still happens. I wanted to kill myself for the past 2 years but I am always too afraid of pain. And I’ve been wanting to run away but we live in an apartment complex and it is filled with cameras, guards etc. And I don’t know where to go.... please help me. I hate my parents and I think they hate me too. I have 2 siblings. They will be the only ones who will miss me I think. My parents always hit me and call me names when they are mad! Like: b*tch, idiot, egoist, stupid, worthless so I actually feel worthless, I think I have anxiety.
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      • #33


        Reply: 12 too,

        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 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.

        If you are feeling suicidal contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
        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 call 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in.

        We hope to hear from you soon.

        Be safe,
        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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        • #34
          I want to runaway so badly I'm only 12 the reason why i want to runaway is because i am being discriminated everyday by Hispanics and Latinos there trying to make me hate me and if i don't move by the end of 2017 i am going to runaway and i hope people are seeing this because racism is a problem in my life Manassas VA does not have Asians its ONLY filled with Hispanics and Blacks and i hate it i want to get more support in a Asian Nation i want no racism in our country. Hatred and Discrimination will always exist all thanks to Satan.

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          • ccsmod6
            ccsmod6 commented
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            Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you’ve been going through a really hard time, but we are here to help you and support you in any way we can. We want you to know that you do not deserve to be discriminated against. It sounds like the conflict you’re experiencing is making you feel bad and making you want to run away.
            If you haven’t already, you could consider talking about this conflict with a worker at your school or another trusted adult or family member in your life. There are also resources out there that could help you work through the conflicts with others you’re experiencing, find a safe place if you’re in need of that, or help you with anything else you may need. If you would like more information about resources or if you’d like to talk more about what’s been going on, you can call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or chat with us online.
            Again thank you for contacting us. It sounds like you’ve been going through a lot, but you’ve shown strength by reaching out for help. If you ever need anything in the future, please feel free to call us or chat with us online. We’re always here to listen and here to help.

        • #35
          HI I'm 12 and I want to run away my mom just entered a new relationship and she wants everything perfect for him.She now locks her door to her room and doesn't let us in whenever he stays the night.She is nice when he's around but when he leaves she goes back to normal which isn't mean but I want mom back i want her to stop locking her doors and communicate with us like she used to

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          • ccsmod2
            ccsmod2 commented
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            Hi, thank you for contacting NRS, and sharing a bit about what is going on. It sounds like your mom has changed since she has gotten in a new relationship, and you would like for things at home to go back to how they use to be. You mentioned that you would like to runaway, if you were to leave home having a plan is important to ensure that you are safe. If you were to runaway and your mom files a police report, the police could find you and return you home. There is a possibility that if you went to stay with a friend, their parents could get in trouble for harboring a runaway.
            Talking to your mom about your feelings could help improve the situation. Here at NRS, we offer conference calls between youth and their parents. If you think that is something that you are interested in please feel free to give us a call at (1-800-786-2929). Another option to consider would be to ask a family member that you trust to assist you in talking to your mom. We’re glad that you reached out for help, that was very brave of you. If you would like to talk more about what’s going on at home, feel free to contact us via our 24 crisis hotline, email, or live chat.

        • #36
          Hi, I'm 11 years old and I'm turning 12 in a month, recently my parents have been so mean to me, call me swear words and stuff and it just hurts so much, this has been going for 2 years now, they treat my siblings like angels, and they treat me like I'm garbage, my little sister (7) can be really annoying sometimes but they nevery do anything, and at school, I'm lonely I have like no friends and I'm being bullied I'm thinking of running away, or killing myself. I hate my life. I cry myself to sleep every day and I'm just depressed I want my life to end. For the pain t9 just go away.

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          • ccsmod2
            ccsmod2 commented
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            Hi, thank you for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. We are very sorry to hear that your parents have been so mean to you for the past 2 years. It must be frustrating to see them treat your siblings so well yet treat you so bad. You don’t deserve to be treated that way. You stated that you are being bullied at school and you have no friends. Talking to someone that you trust about the bullying such as a teacher or school counselor could help end the bullying.
            Running away is not illegal so you wouldn’t get arrested. If you parents file a police report and the police find you they may return you home. Your life matters and it is worth living. 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. Talking to someone about why you feel as though you hate your life could improve how you feel. At NRS, we are always here to listen and help in the best way that we can. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) is a great resource as well. 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.
            Please feel free to contact us directly through our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), or via email, live chat.

        • #37
          Hi I'm am currently 13 years old and I've been thinking about running away from home because of my step dad. My mom and I lived together since I was a little kid and she has been raising me since it was hard because my mom didn't have a very good job so she couldn't make much money but we still lived happy until when my step dad came along, my mom asked me if I liked him i said yes because I got greedy and selfish and didn't think about what would happen because I didn't want to live alone with my mom anymore and wanted to live a better life. But that was the day when my life changed into hell, at first I thought he was a nice guy he expected a lot from me but I thought if i just show him what I can do and can't do he'll change his expectations but his expectations didn't change at all I was always really bad at expressing my feelings to anyone friends or my family members because I just didn't know how to communicate with my friends I just say hi tot gen and I normally just let them talk and I laugh and smile but I never knew how I could show them that I cared same goes with my mom, my stepdad is hard on me constantly saying mean things and things that eventually made become stressed and depressed when middle school came along he started saying really mean things that I couldn't accept either because I didn't do a chore perfectly or I forgot to do a chore because of my bad memory he would usually say things like "Use your common sense are you some little baby?" Or "Stop b**ching about me to your mom" or he would mock me and make fun of me "Are you a little girl?" And a lot more things that he has said to me he eventually even made me want to kill myself I lost a lot of friends during that time of middle year 7th grade also so everyday I came home if I didn't do a chore correctly or perfectly he would yell at me and make me feel horrible about myself. I just don't want to live like this anymore my mom likes him but I don't and I want my mom to be happy cause she worked so hard everyday even during the weekends till she married him and she's happy with him so I don't want to ruin it for her because she worked for this since I was 5. I just don't want to live with him anymore so I want to run away please help. Thank you.

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          • ccsmod0
            ccsmod0 commented
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            Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It is sounds like ever since your step dad came into the picture your life has been miserable. You mentioned that your step dad calls you names when you do not complete a chore correctly which does not seem fair. It is understandable that you would want to leave a place where you are constantly criticized and ridiculed on a daily basis. You said that your mother once asked you if you liked him. Does your mother know about the way that he treats you? Telling your mother about your discomfort in the house might prompt her to talk to your step dad about his behavior. We know that talking to parents sometime can be difficult, perhaps you can consider using our conference calling service, this is a service where you would call us and we would hold a conference call between you and your parents to talk about how both sides are feeling. We would serve as mediators, we are not here to necessarily choose sides but rather help come up with a solution that would make the situation at home better. This might be helpful to you if you have concerns about your step dad not listening or not being open to hear what you have to say. If you feel like this is a service that you would find useful you can give us a call and one of our trained liner will be happy to assist you.
            We are not going to tell you that you should or should not runaway. We are here to try to provide you with support and resources so that if you do decide to leave home, you are doing it intelligently and safely. So if running away is something that you really want to do then you are more than welcome to give us a call and we can talk about all of your options and help you come up with a safety plan. 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

        • #38
          i want to run away. i love my parents. i feel guilty to leave them but i am awfully depressed and can't stand staying in this tiny town and drowning in school work. All of my siblings are in succesful top 10 colleges and its just me at home. i dont want that boring life i want to live in a big city away from everything and make my own decisions.

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          • ccsmod11
            ccsmod11 commented
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            HI, thanks for reaching out to NRS. We appreciate you sharing your story, and hope we can offer some assistance.

            It sounds like you feel sort of torn between staying with your parents and not wanting to stay in such a small town. It’s definitely understandable to want independence and variety. It’s normal to feel left behind by your siblings, but it’s okay to take things at your own pace. You don’t have to measure yourself up to them.

            It might be helpful to think about your options for what you can do to move out as soon as possible. Another option might be to talk to your parents about your concern and see what they say. If you would like a resource to be able to talk about how you’re feeling, a good place to reach out is SAMHSA at 1-877-726-4727. It definitely sounds like you’re in a pretty challenging situation, and we appreciate you reaching out about it. If you’d like to talk about your situation in more detail, feel free to call us at 1-800 RUNAWAY.

            We wish you only the best of luck,
            NRS

        • #39
          My life is horrible too... :C

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          • #40
            Me too i want to just leave home soo bad because all they do is Shout at me or call me mean names.Thats why I'm thinking of runing away OR WORSE. I'M SORRY MAN!

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            • ccsmod15
              ccsmod15 commented
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              Hello,

              It sounds like you are dealing with a lot of pressure at home. You don’t deserved to be called names or threatened in your own home. If you are interested in talking to your parents about the way they treat you and how that makes you feel, we are here to support you in that conversation. We at NRS also offer a conference call service where we can moderate a tough conversation with you and your parents. If you would like to take of advantage of the conference call service, talk more about the specifics of your situation, or explore other options, please feel free to call us at 1-800-RUN-AWAY. Our lines are open 24 hours/7 days a week and we are here to listen.

              Best of luck,
              National Runaway Safeline

          • #41
            Hello, Im 12 and I have gathered money for a Plane Ticket and Im not Sure What to do

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            • ccsmod6
              ccsmod6 commented
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              Hi,

              Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out to us tonight! Unfortunately airlines set their own rules regarding the age to purchase a ticket and at what age a youth can travel unaccompanied. You will need your parents' permission before making your purchase, and will need to follow all laws while booking your flight. They may not let you on the flight by yourself at the age of 12.

              Aside from purchasing a ticket, we would like to talk or chat with you about why you may want to travel and to where if you feel comfortable talking to us about that. You can call us anytime at 800-runaway, or chat at www.1800runaway.org/

          • #42
            Hi I'm 11 years old And I have depression and Anger Issues. My stomach is always hurting and I always Hate being by people plus I have no friends (well I have some but their really annoying). I have it k with my mom but sometimes she yells very loud. My sister Is horrible to Me and my mom and so nice to my dad. My dad always hits me and never lets me even touch my phone even tho my Mom bought it for me. He really is never nice to me. I've been thinking about running away for 3 or 4 years by now. I tried Once but my mom found me in a different city and grounded me for a month or two. What should I do.
            Thanks,
            Anonymous

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            • #43
              Reply: Hi I'm 11 years old

              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. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. 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.
              NRS is here to listen and here to help.
              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).

              We hope to hear from you soon.

              Be safe,
              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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              • #44
                i just want to leave and live my life please help me

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                • ccsmod10
                  ccsmod10 commented
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                  Hi there,

                  We appreciate you posting on our forum and it sounds like you’re going through a really rough time. You said that you want to leave and live your life, if you ever want to talk more about what’s going on at home that’s making you want to run away, we are always here to talk about it. We’re not legal experts, but running away is not something you can be arrested for. If you do decide to leave, we can help come up with a safety plan with you. We also have a database of runaway/youth shelters, so we can try to find some where you keep you safe.

                  Talking to a teacher or school counselor that you trust, about what you’re going though could also be helpful. Our safeline is open 24/7, so we are always a call away. We are also non-judgmental and confidential.

                  Best, NRS

              • #45
                I'm 11 and want to run away because my dad works away and when he's back he just goes out my brother and sister keep making fun of me and my mum hates me I have a red mark on my chest from where she grabbed me I want to live with my granny because I know she will take good care of me but she's 72 and she might find it hard soon I don't have anyone to go to and i really hate my life I just want to run away

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                • ccsmod10
                  ccsmod10 commented
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                  Hi there,

                  Thank you for reaching out. It sounds like things are really tough at home. It’s seems like your grandmother is supportive, that’s great. If you haven’t already it sounds like talking to her about what’s going on at home may be a good idea. It may also be worth asking her to talk to your parents or maybe just your dad about what’s happening at home.

                  You don’t deserve to be hurt physically or emotionally, especially not at home. You deserve to feel safe and comfortable at home. Reaching out to us was a really brave step. You do have the option to file an abuse report and we can help with filing that report if you are interested. The national child abuse hotline is Child Help 800-422-4453 Also, if you are interested we can help to find resources to help your grandmother try to get custody of you transferred over. It can help in times like these to have as much support as possible. As well as talking to your grandmother it may be a good idea to talk about what’s happening with a friend, and trustworthy adults like maybe a teacher or school counselor.

                  Thank you again for getting in touch with us. We are here 24/7 if you ever want to talk more about your situation and explore further options. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call or start a chat with us if you ever need us.

                  We wish you the best of luck.
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