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    I am about 15 years old, and my parents seem to argue a lot. And, on top of this, my mother enjoys abusing me and telling me to kill myself (more specifically drown, slit my wrists, and threatened to push me from a cliff), that I should've never been born, and how I'm gonna divorce her. It is also true that she hits me and bruises me, throws objects (such as bowls, silverware, and appliances) and forces me to bizarre punishments (standing in front of a TV for two hours with my back turned to it and forcing me to watch her shows or get hit). She also tells me that I'm worthless, makes me say stuff out loud about myself, says that I'm gonna grow up to be awful things I refuse to say, curses me out, makes me do everything in my house (while she watches TV), and threatening to turn me into the cops for lying if I told anyone. The only reason I'm saying something now is because your line is confidential. I have had numerous thoughts of commuting suicide (I also hurt myself sometimes) and really want to runaway. I don't know if I can handle it. She also does all this to my sister (but not as severe). I wanted to know if she could give any advise and if there is a better solution to this. Also, my dad gets drunk sometimes and abuses me (by shoving me to the floor and kicking me, punching me, and saying things). This is really bothering me.

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    RE: Physical / Emotional Abuse

    Hello there,

    We’re really glad you decided to come to this website today and post on our forum here at the National Runaway Safeline. We’re so sorry to hear about what’s been happening to you at home. It sounds really hard to endure. You’re really brave for taking a risk like this and coming to someone for support. That takes a lot of guts. We’re going to try to help you the best we can. If you ever feel like your life is in danger, please call 911.

    All of these things happening sound like abuse. It is your right to report what is happening to you, if you so choose. Reporting abuse can be the start to improving a situation like what you’ve described at home, but the choice of actually reporting is up to you. It can be a big decision to make and we want you to do what you think will be the best. If you’re wondering about abuse reporting in general, please visit www.childhelp.org. We want you to know that we’re here for you if you’re uncomfortable reporting on your own. If you called us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), we’d be able to conference call with your state’s abuse reporting hotline and be there for support if you need.
    You don’t deserve to be treated like this. Everyone has the right to feel safe and happy in their own home. It sounds like home is neither of those things.

    It is not uncommon for people in situations like yours to feel their only way out is to kill themselves or hurt themselves as a means of coping with a situation that seems out of their control. You are not alone. If you are feeling like hurting yourself, please consider giving us a call here and we’ll talk about what you can do to keep yourself safe. If you wanted, you could also try calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you’re unable to call, please try visiting http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org...o-someone-now/ .

    We’re so sorry to hear about how you’ve been suffering at home. If you wanted, you could contact us directly to just vent about your situation. We’re here for that too. Please let us know how we can best help you.

    Stay strong,
    NRS
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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