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how do I properly run away for a few days?

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  • how do I properly run away for a few days?

    I know there isn't a 100% safe way to do this, but I need advice. About a month ago I was sexually assaulted by my cousin while I was asleep. I've only told my mom and my therapist, and not even my cousin knows that I know. Thanksgiving and the holiday season is coming up and I just can't deal with it. I love in the middle of nowhere, though, so there aren't many places I could stay. I just want to be away from everyone I know for a few days.

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    Hi there,

    We are glad you contacted us here at NRS. This sounds like a very challenging situation for you. What you went through and continue to go through is very difficult. You have been very brave to reach out for support from your mom and a therapist and now us. You are not alone in this. It sounds like the approaching holidays and family gatherings is making you feel anxious. We would be happy to discuss some options and resources to help you navigate the holiday season. We are here 24/7 over chat and phone (1-800-786-2929; Additionally, RAINN is a supportive resource specifically for people who are affected by trauma and sexual assault. You can also reach out to RAINN for more support while you navigate this challenging time (1-800-656-4673 ;

    We look forward to hearing from you soon,
    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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