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    Hi, im 12 and i want to run away. My parents are constantly fighting and it often gets physically and mentally abusive, ive called the police once when it got physical but they act like nothing happened and everything is okay and do it again. Im stuck on a merry-go-round of my parents fighting and then acting like its alright. Ive told them many times how it affects my depression anxiety and that witnessing this causes many mental health issues for i and my siblings but they dont listen. My parents have never hurt me physically but my mum uses guilt as a defense tactic and calls me names. As i stated before i suffer from depression and anxiety and have considered suicide many times as it seems like the only way out. My parents dont listen to me when i try and help them by suggesting a divorce and instead listen to their own selfish desires of wanting to be normal. I feel like im drowning and i dont know how to fix it. It all seems so out of my control. My family cant afford therapy and we are struggling with money. I dont know what to 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. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now. It sounds like you’re fearing that the situation may end in suicide if things don’t change. Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); is also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.

    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. This may be an isolating and lonely time for you, but you are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.

    If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon. Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe and stay strong,

    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
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    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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