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    um i never did this before but i am ready 2 leave and think it is wat is best for me and my family. When i was 9 i was forced 2 give...to my cousin and had kept it 2 ma self for about 6 years until now when i told someone and it had teared my family apart. I gave my dad so much stress that he had 2 go 2 the hospital. I was kept away from my mom when i really needed her and was told that i was sick and mental when all i wanted was my mom. I am now 15 and grown up in my opinion. my mom lost her job and its really hard for her to support me and never supports me in school activities that i ever done in my life. i always been a honor student but only do it 2 make my mom proud but she never notices. My grandparents practically are raising me and ma mom just leaves and doesnt come back until the morning. I will run away before my 16 birthday no matter what happens.....

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    Re: Hav alot of problems...ready 2 leave

    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Switchboard. We see so much as happened to you in your youth and still you are trying to make sense of it all. We appreciate your strength with handling everything and hope that you can continue to count on us for support in the future. You are not alone. We can be reached 24 hours a day at 1800RUNAWAY if you simply need someone to talk to or to create a proper plan before you leave home. You stated that you have not run away before. What expectations do you for what life is going to be like on the run? Do you have a specific person or place you intend to stay? What do you intend to take with you to survive?

    You were brave to write to us to tell us about all you have been through. You certainly do not deserve what happened to you at such a young age. It looks like these events have taken their toll on the family. You are not to be blame for any of it. It was not your fault that you were force to do things like that. How do you feel about the members of your family? Do you get along with anyone? Have you spoken to a trusted adult about your plan or the events that took place?

    There is help out there if you are willing to go to the right place. Have you ever thought about taking some time away from home? What if you decided to separate yourself from your family in order to cool things down for a while? We have resources for shelters if you think that is an option. Do you have a trusted relative you can stay with or is able to mediate conflicts with you and your family? Are there other alternatives to leaving or is your mind truly made up? We imagine that you are under a lot of stress and right now, you are probably thinking that you just need to leave. Do you see yourself opening up to your mother about how you are feeling to truly get her to listen? What are some other ways to try to amend the relationship with her? We cannot presume to tell you what to do or what to say to her but we can guide you with ways to have better open communication with the folks in your family.

    Do you think your mother will file a runaway report on your behalf with the local police? If she does, the report gives you a status offense since you are minor and this means that you can be picked up or brought back home. Realistically speaking, there isn't any real place you can stay legally without someone harboring you. If they were not given permission to shelter you, what is the best move from here? We ask this of you because we are concerned for your safety and hope that you make the best decision for you. We cannot judge you and we realized that you deserve stability and consistency in your home. We hope that you figure out the best option and be safe wherever you choose to travel. Please continue to reach out or give us a call soon. Good luck.

    -NRS
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