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  • I'm 12 and I want to run away

    I don't have really family problems. It's that my parents aren't fair and they dont understand. I have issues with anxiety, self harm, and a severe case of deppression.

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    Hey there,

    We're sorry your are struggling. Just because you don't have "family problems" doesn't mean things can't be hard. You are strong to reach out to someone. We're here to listen and help you the best we can. If you reach out to us directly, we can look up counseling centers in your area. If you ever need someone to talk to you can reach out to us or organizations similar to us. You can text "NAMI" to 741741 to text with a crisis worker. You can also call the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at 1-800-662-4357.

    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.

    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. This may be an isolating and lonely time for you, but you are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.

    If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon. Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe and stay strong,
    Last edited by ccsmod0; 01-27-2020, 12:11 AM.
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