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  • ccsmod16
    Re: Idk

    Hi there,

    Thanks so much for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS). It can be really hard to open up about things like this, so it was brave for you to share about the situation.

    We are so sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time with your family. It sounds like you are working hard to come up with solutions and communicate the problems you are having with your brother to your parents, but not getting much support.

    Some of the callers and chatters we’ve spoken with before have mentioned having better luck getting through to their parents about problems they are experiencing when they have had a third party (a friend, relative, trusted teacher, etc.) join them in a conversation with their parents. That might be an option for you to try if you think your parents would be open to it. At NRS, we also offer a conference-calling service where youth and parents can each be joined on a call together with one of our phone liners, and the liner will help mediate a conversation between them. We’d be happy to do that too, if you are interested.

    Other callers and chatters have found good results by writing a letter to their parents to try to get their point across if their parents had a hard time hearing or understanding them during regular conversations. It can be helpful for some people because it allows them to gather and organize their thoughts clearly.

    You also mentioned being screamed at and threatened by your father. You definitely don’t deserve to be treated that way. If you are feeling unsafe at home, another option might be to find a friend, relative, or shelter to stay in for awhile. If you need help locating shelters in your area, we can also assist with that by providing you some names and numbers of what is in your area, or even calling them with you.

    Hopefully some of these options have been helpful. If you have questions about any of them or want to run other ideas you’ve had by us, we are here to listen and help you however we can. You can always call us at our 24/7 confidential hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us at

    Best of luck to you,

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  • Unregistered
    Guest started a topic Idk


    I have an older brother that always picks on me and bullies me. I've confronted it several times and have even fought back when he has hit me. I tried to get away from him by going in my room and locking my door but he always unlocks it or burst in. One time he even broke through my door and totally destroyed it. I can never keep away from him for too long because we share common friends and he gets jealous if I hang out with them for too long. He just constantly ********s with me. Last time I had an ear infection and we were arguing he started whipping my ear with a piece of tarp and it hurt so bad. He constantly gets in my face and screams at me but he's too big to fight. And I know from experience. I've told my parents and they never even bring it up. Because they don't even wanna deal with it. My parents work during the day and when this ******** happens and I tell them they either don't believe it or don't care. My dad is drunk most nights by 6pm and always yells at me also. And I love my mom very much but she doesn't seem to help me when I need help so idk. I don't really have much family besides my grandparents and they live 600 miles away idk how to pay for myself to get there and I'm scared to stay here. I hate school and I hate the presence of people most of the time. So when I wanna just stay in my room I'm screamed at and threatened by my dad.
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