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    I just moved to Collinsville, IL and I hate it here. I've visited before moving and I would always stay in the car. I absolutely hate it. My dad didn't have a job in Chicago so my parents moved here about a month ago and i didn't want to live here so I was staying w my sister. On friday I came with my sisters to visit my parents and I really wanted to stay with my parents, but this whole week that I've been here I've cried so much, I cry like I've never cried before. I want to move back with my sister I hate the school here because nobody ever tries to talk to me and when they do talk to me it's for a while, but then they act like they don't know me in the hallways. I've been having suicidal thoughts since I can remember for many reasons, but to be honest during this week they have been growing and im scared that if i stay here something may happen. My parents don't let me talk to my sisters when they see that im crying so my mom told my sisters not to call me. My dad can't seen me crying because he gets mad and I understand why he gets mad, but I really can't take this any longer. I'm only 16 please help.

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    Re: I don't necessarily want to run away, but it's getting serious.

    Hello, thanks so much for reaching out today. We are sorry you are having such a tough time living with your parents. It takes a lot of strength to reach out when we have suicidal feelings, so we are so glad you did. It sounds like being isolated at your parents has made you cry a lot and have suicidal thoughts. You seem like a very smart, caring person, and your life is important to us. We are always here for you at 1-800-RUNAWAY if you want to talk. Another resource you might want to reach out to is the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or

    It sounds like you have had a really bad first week at your parents’ house in Collinsville. Have you thought about trying to join a school or community extracurricular activities or jobs to help you make better friends in your area? Or, have you thought about getting counseling/therapy services to help you cope with your feelings? If you are interested, we can look for local counseling services in your area if you call or chat us.

    If you feel like you cannot adjust to living with your parents, have you thought about trying to call you sister and telling her how you feel when you are not upset so your parents will let you call her? Also, have you tried to talk to your parents about moving back and how you are feeling? It can be hard to talk about these things, but maybe having these conversations could help you move back with your sister.

    We are always here if you want to talk through your situation and brainstorm your options.

    Best wishes,

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