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  • Hi I am 13 and I just want people to understand my situation, well last summer I was raped by my dad and now it feels like the world is turning on me I really am scared because I'm running away in two days I feel as if my mother doesn’t care anymore she has cut me off with any type of social media such as insta, twitter and Snapchat I also have been getting bullied a lot cause everyone in my school knows they call me h*** and b**** I just want help that’s all

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    • ccsmod7
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      Hi there, thank you for reaching out.

      We are so sorry to hear that you have experienced rape and hurtful behavior by those closest to you. You do not deserve to have this happen to you, and you deserve to be believed and supported. One really great resource for all survivors of sexual assault or abuse is RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network). You can call them any time 24/7 at 1-800-656-4673, or go to www.rainn.org to use their online hotline. RAINN is the National Sexual Assault Hotline and has a lot of services, support and resources that you may find helpful. You can also call us 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you need to talk.

      If you haven't already, you might consider talking to a therapist or counselor about all that you have experienced and what you are currently going through. This all seems really overwhelming, and it is important that you are getting the support you need to be able to move forward. Please know that we are always her for you if you need someone to talk to. You are never alone, and you are worthy of love and respect.

      1-800-RUNAWAY; www.1800runaway.org

      Best,

      NRS

  • I an 13 and am running away with some freinds, do u mind me asking what ur situation is? Me and my freinds are gay and our parents are highly homophobic

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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. It sounds like you are thinking about running away because your parent’s are not accepting of you for being gay. We understand how that must be frustrating for you.
      We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
      Running away is a big step and it may involve putting yourselves at risk.
      Your safety is important and so is how you will survive. We’re glad you reached out and we would be happy to hear more about your situation and how you were hoping we might help.
      We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more 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 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
      We look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Take care,
      NRS

  • I'm a 12 year old, and my family keeps on loving me, but then they make me cry.... This goes on almost every day, so I barely ever have a happy day
    I even talked to my counselor, but nothing's changed at all.

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    • ccsmod15
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      Hey there,

      Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. It was very brave of you to reach out and talk to your counselor about what you’ve been feeling.

      We'd be more than happy to help you however we can. It sounds like your family can really upset you and hurt your feelings .If you’d like to go over what’s going on how life at home has been making you feel, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can. You deserve to have happy days and feel loved at home!

      Stay safe,
      NRS

  • I have wanted to run away since I was 9 years old,but now im 11 years old and I haven't ran away yet and I don't plan too.But I still think my life is boring and im tired of it.This is my last letter I will ever write.Bye earth and people..........

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    • In just not happy,suicide it is.....

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      • ccsmod9
        ccsmod9 commented
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        Hello,
        Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you’re facing a lot at home right now. It sounds really challenging to feel like you’re sick of where your life is going. It’s not uncommon for someone in your situation to think about killing themselves.
        We want you to know that we’re here for you if you want to talk about what’s going on. Sometimes it can help to just open up to someone that you don’t know who won’t judge you or tell you what to do. That’s what we’re here for, you talk and we will listen. We’re here to help in any way we can.
        If you feel like you might hurt yourself and you need help right away, it’s ok to call 911. You can also try calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with them at www.suicideprevention.org. If you want to talk to us directly, please take a chat at www.1800runaway.org or call us directly at 1-800-786-2929. We’re here 24/7. We’d love to hear from you.
        Best,
        NRS
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    • I'm 12 and wanna run away

      I (female) wanted to run away a lot of times but I chickened out my stepmom keeps on putting her hands on me and it is getting annoying my real mom keeps her telling her to stop but that won't stop the stepmom I want to run away with no money and go to my grandmas house and I have marks on my arms and legs because of her constant beating on me with a belt and her pinching me please help me before its too late!

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      • ccsmod1
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        Hey there,

        Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

        Your stepmom's actions are unacceptable and you do not deserve to be abused 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. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.

        If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

        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 support youth and families. Please click the link below to fill out our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

        Stay safe,
        NRS

    • Hi, I have been thinking of running away for 4 years now. I just want to be able to see my mom in this hard time with the coronavirus and many of my pets' deaths. I don't know what I should do. I have bad anxiety and depression. I am turning 12 in June.

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      • Hello There,
        Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a difficult time right now.
        We are not legal experts but if you were to run away, because you are a minor your legal guardian could file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home.
        We are sorry to hear about your pet’s death, dealing with a death can be really difficult. We want you to know are not alone. You could consider talking with your mom about how you are feeling and see what options she can provide. Another option you could consider is calling us and we can help you explore options.
        We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options, please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
        NRS
        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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        • Im 11 and i want to runaway from literally everything.
          I live in Croatia, Europe and i have cancer. I know i cant runaway now but sometimes I really want to. I dont have real problems at home but sometimes when i say i want to be an actor they are like; its not a real job and you need to go in school for that. I know you may not understand me but do you have at least any advice or something that can help me

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          • ccsmod16
            ccsmod16 commented
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            Hi, thank you for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. You are very smart for finding us and asking for help with a really hard situation.

            We are based in the USA, but I found a resource for you in Croatia and we will give you that number below.

            It is understandable that since you are already dealing with cancer and your family not understanding your dream of being and actor, that you feel like running away. Since you can’t control some aspects of your life, it may feel like running away is a way to take control. But running away is a very difficult way of life, so we are glad that you found us.

            In Croatia, you can call Hrabri Telephon (Brave Phone) at 116-111 and the people there will listen to you and help you to come up with a plan to feel better at home.

            We hope this helps.
            Sincerely,
            NRS

        • Im 12 years old and i've been planning on running away i have a total of 200 dollars saved up for food i just think that i need to find my self because for the last 4 months i've been suicidal. cant tell anyone at school cause every teacher seems fake, my emotions been making me give up on school and lose confidence in myself im doing poorly in school and yes i embarrass myself. i don't live with my parents i live with my grandparents but is every worse i get verbally abused and emotionally even though some days they can be the sweetest people ever i have and older sister who is 14 and they swear that shes not their favorite but its so hard to believe that because of the way they treat her and then the treat me like ********. sometimes i wish i was not even born. I have a few friends at school but i always feel as if they expect something from me they only talk to me when something is wrong as if i'm their therapist i cant even say how i feel because their response is don't think like that or we love u cause u they actually loved me and meant it i wouldn't be feeling this way.

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          • ccsmod2
            ccsmod2 commented
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            Hello There,
            Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline and sharing a little bit of your story, it takes great courage to reach out and we are so glad that you decided to reach out to us. It sounds like you are dealing with a lot right now and we want you to know that you are not alone. If you are feeling suicidal there is always someone willing to listen and willing to provide support to you. You can contact The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1800-273-8255.
            You mentioned wanting to run away, we are not legal experts but we do have some information. If you were to leave home without permission your legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you home. It is great that you have money saved, but there may be a few things you might want to know. Because of your age it may be hard for you to find a place to stay, as most shelters may contact CPS or your legal guardian. Also it could be dangerous on the streets. If you need help looking for a safe place we can help you look if you chat with us or give us a call.
            Also you mentioned not trusting your teachers or people at school to talk about things, which is perfectly fine. A resource that may be helpful to you is called NAMI (national alliance for mental illnesses(. They can be reached at 1800-950-NAMI.
            We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
            NRS

        • I am 12 and I have very low self-esteem and a lot of depression. Its mainly cause of people and schools that I go to. I really wanna run away but I don't know how to run away and be safe without them.

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          • ccsmod16
            ccsmod16 commented
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            Hi,
            Thank you for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. It is very brave of you to reach out to us and to tell us about how you feel. We are here for you and want to help you.
            Feeling low self-esteem and having a lot of depression is really hard and it is understandable that you feel like running away so that you can feel safe. The best way for us to help you is for us to talk together and we have two ways you can reach out to us.
            We hope that you will either call us at our hotline at 1-800-786-2929 (1-800-runaway) or through live chat at www.1800runaway.org. This way, we can have a conversation and help you with the people and school that you are dealing with. We are here 24/7 to listen and help.

            We hope to hear from you soon,
            NRS

        • I'm 12 and I want to run away or die.

          Everyday I am trapped inside my house with my parents making me even more depressed than I already am... I have severe depression and severe anxiety and I am in my home due to the sickness covid19 I hate every minute of it because I can not see my friends. My parents ho out and have fun and have their friends over, but I have to sit around the house doing school work and chores because I can see my friend. Soon I am either going to run away or kill myself. If I run away I just dont know where to go.

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          • ccsmod2
            ccsmod2 commented
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            Hello There,
            Thank you so much for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen.
            It sounds like you are going through a really stressful time right now. We understand with everything going on with COVID19 things can be even more depressing and isolated. It can be tough to be at home all day doing chores and homework. We want you to know that you are not alone, and people all over the country are going through something similar.
            One option to consider is to try and do activities at home you enjoy. For example, watching your favorite movie or drawing a cool picture. Trying to find things to keep you busy during these times will help.
            We want you to know that your life is valuable and that you are important. If you are ever having suicidal thoughts, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1800-273-8255. There is always someone willing to listen and willing to provide support.
            We are not legal experts but we can tell you what may happen if you were to run away. Your legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they most likely would bring you back home. If you do decide leaving is your best option you could see if you could stay with friends or other family members.
            We hope that this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
            NRS

        • Hi um I'm new here and my mom is always beating me and I'm just really scared and her and her husband are always fighting and I just want to go to my aunt's house because I'm just really scared what do I do ?

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          • Hello and thanks for sharing on our forum.

            We are really sorry to hear that your mom is always beating you. We hope you realize that you don’t deserve to be beaten and it is understandable for you to be scared. We are here to listen and provide support as best as we can. There is also Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline for additional help and information regarding abuse. Feel free to check them out here: https://www.childhelp.org/.

            You mentioned going to your aunt’s house. Some young people are able to work out alternative living arrangements including staying with a relative. If you believe that to be an option for you, we’d be happy to talk to you further.

            To keep talking to us, we encourage you reach out to us via Live Chat for a one-on-one conversation. You are welcome to start a chat by following this link: https://na0messaging.icarol.com/Cons...d=254&cc=en-US.

            Hopefully this helps and we hope you’re able to keep yourself safe in the meantime!

            Best,
            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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            • i'm 12 going on 13 i want to run away but im scared i just want to run away from my life and everythingeverything

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              • ccsmod15
                ccsmod15 commented
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                Hey there,
                It seems like you are going through a lot of feelings and it makes sense to be scared to run away. Nobody your age should feel like their home life is so bad they want to run away. If you want to talk about what has been going on please reach out to us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us through our online chat.
                If you feel like your thoughts of ending things are getting worse or you feel like you might hurt yourself please don’t hesitate to consider calling 9-1-1 or checking out the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
                Hopefully you don’t have to turn to those resources but if you just need someone to talk to please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
                Thanks,
                NRS
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