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    I'm 16, I live in IN and my parents are jerks. My dad never wants to see anyone's side but his own. And whenever something bad happens the first thing he does is make it 10 times worse. I don't even feel comfortable talking to either of my parents. They think counseling is stupid and unnecessary as well as things like going to the doctor. They always yell at me for no reason. And recently I went thru some bad times at school and I ended punching a wall at home and slightly bruising my hand. Instead of talking to me and trying to figure out what is causing me so much stress and pain, my dad yells at me, tells me to get over it, and grounds me. he constantly calls me names and makes rude comments about me. When I try to talk to my mom she tells me my feelings aren't real and that I'm also bring a baby. I'm not getting the help I need. I have serious problems that need serious help and they refuse to acknowledge this. And yet they still expect me to respect them and act like a perfect little angel. I need something to happen before I do something more stupid than punching a wall.

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    Re: Parents

    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us through our online forum here at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS). It's brave of you to reach out for help, and we commend you for recognizing that you feel something is not right and you want help. You mentioned struggling with some "bad times" at school in which you expressed your frustration physically, and it sounds like you just wanted some support and understanding from your parents, but they reacted the opposite. We're sorry you feel alone in all of this. You deserve love and support instead of being called names or put down. You mentioned that you have serious problems and need help. It's important to think of ways that you can stay safe. We are here to help explore options and resources that may be beneficial to you. Counseling (at school or off-campus), crisis hotlines, or online support may be some of the resources that you could potentially benefit from. It seems you are looking to share your thoughts or feelings without judgment, and you can have that opportunity by chatting with us or calling our 24/7 crisis line. We are free and confidential at 1-800-786-2929. Our chat hours are a but limited but you can chat with us by visiting

    We hope this helps and wish you well.

    Please reach out soon, so that we can offer support and provide resources for you.

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