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    Hi there!! I am 14 and Im thinking about running away to a friends house or to my sisters house. Im unsure if I should. I really cant stand being at home anymore and I feel terrible and anxious and depressed 24/7 and I just need a break. My parents say they are sending me off to Alabama to a boarding school and they have no good reason. Im scared and idk if I should runaway. If I do, what stuff should I bring and what are my options really. All I know is I really cant stay here this is months of thinking about doing this and I think I am finally ready to.... Can yall just point me in the right direction?

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    Hello There,

    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult situation. You mentioned feeling depressed and anxious 24/7, sometimes dealing with those feelings alone can be very difficult. One option you may want to consider is talking to your school counselor or a therapist, about your situation sometimes talking to a professional can help. You also mentioned your parents are wanting to send you to a boarding school, you could consider talking to your parents about your concerns. At NRS we offer conference calling where if you call out to us we can call out to your parents. Conference calling allows you to be heard and we are there to mediate the conversation and provide support to you.

    You have also mentioned wanting to run away. We are not legal experts but we do have general information on the laws. If you were to leave home without permission you could be considered as a runaway. If the police found you they would most likely bring you home,

    We hope this information will be useful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We wish you the best of luck!

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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