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    Well I’m 16 year old and I just feel so uncomfortable in the household I’m in currently. My mother only cares about her problems and my dad is so abusive. I tired to tell but my mom said she would have put me in adoption if I ever told anyone and I was 11 at that age. My dad for the littlest thing like sighing or not looking him in the eye will get you hurt. They are so toxic because after he did all that my mom would tell me to apologize to him and I had to if I didn’t want to be thrown out. There are was an incident that took place outside and some garbage people saw him trying to force me into his car. They told him was to leave me alone and this only happened because he tried to hit me with a 7 feet piece of wood while I was trying to go to school. Even after those horrible times my mom did nothing but said it’s okay. But now I’m finishing my second year of high school and I can’t trust anyone because I feel they always have a motive and that I will get in trouble for being to close to people. Because if I talk about home then people will come to the house but before that I’m sure my dad woul murder me first. So what do I do when stress from school and home are killing and my will to live?

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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension - your father's actions are not acceptable and it's not right that your mother is not protecting you. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do.

    You mentioned some incidents that raise concern for your safety and well-being. Absolutely no one deserves to be abused. 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: We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering. It may also be a good idea to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

    You stated that the situation that you're in is taking away your will to love. We care a lot about your safety, and we can help you find resources that can help you cope with these feelings. You do not have to face this alone, and there is so much help out there for you. If you are thinking about hurting yourself, the National Suicide Hotline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time.

    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.

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