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i don’t feel safe with my little brother

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    I have a little brother (1.5 yrs younger than me) who is stronger and has access to weapons. I know without a doubt he hates me and has tried/threatened to kill me multiple times and hurts me a lot. I think he’d be happier without me there, so i’m planning to run away. I still want to visit my mom and sister but i don’t want him to see me once im gone.

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    Thank you for reaching out to us. It sounds like you are in a scary situation. It’s terrible that your brother is so violent and has threatened you and made you feel unsafe in your home. It may be a good idea to talk to your parent or guardian or another family member you trust about your concerns. We do offer a conference call service were we could talk to your parents with you about what you are experiencing at home and hopefully start the conversation about how to make things better. You can utilize this service by calling NRS at 1800-RUNAWAY.
    You can also contact Child Help at 1800-422-4453 and speak with someone about what is going on at home and how your brother is making you feel. It’s understandable that you would want to leave your house especially if your brother is threatening you and making you feel unsafe. If you need some resources as far as where you would go if you decide to runaway you can contact us at NRS. You could also find some shelters at The main thing you want to consider when you are thinking about running away is getting to a safe environment and making sure you have the necessities (i.e. water, food, shelter) in order to survive. Please give us a call if you ever want to explore more options or talk further about what is going on at home. Thank you again for being brave enough to talk about your feelings. Best of luck with everything!
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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