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    I've had a long history of depression and anxiety. I've been hospitalized before because of suicide attempt and I've become much better. I have problems with my dad and we don't get along, although there are brief moments where we do.. It doesn't last long though. He's a lazy guy, who does have a job, but when he comes home he makes a mess and doesn't clean it, when he's not working he will play games on the computer. He'll yell at me to clean up after him and my younger sisters. He verbally abuses me calling me a **********, whore, useless, dumb or stupid. I recently got a job and have been working with two or three days off in a week and don't get home until 11:00-11:30pm. We constantly fight, and he knows where to hit me where it hurts by verbally abusing me about my past. It's been going and and I've held it in, but now I am fed up. I need to leave before I go crazy.

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    Re: I'm 16 and I want to move out

    We're glad you reached out to us. We'll try to help. It seems that you have been going through a difficult time for a while being hospitalized and depressed. No one deserves to be abused verbally or physically. You deserve to feel safe and taken care of in your own home. It sounds like you are trying to do as much as you can getting a job and working on improving your life. It's understandable that you are not happy if you have the responsibility of taking care of your sisters and the house. We are not legal experts but if you leave or run away and your father files a runaway report, the police can look for you and, if they find you, they may return you home. Have you thought of talking to your dad about the situation? Also, you might want to speak with a family member or friend and see if they can help you change your situation in some way. You might want to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY and talk about your feelings and thoughts and try to find other options. You mentioned that you've considered suicide in the past. It's good to hear that you've managed to overcome them. Thoughts like that can be scary and it takes a strong person to overcome those feelings. If you do have those thoughts in the future we would be glad to talk them through with you over the phone. In addition, you might find helpful the National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255 or t
    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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