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    Hello. I am a 6th grader wanting to run away. I am stressed because of school, I don't have any friends, I'm constantly bullied, and I wonder, what's the point? Why do I need to learn this? Will I ever use this knowledge? What if I fail in life, and all of this is a huge waste of time? It makes no sense to me. I already tried running away once. It didn't work out, because they found me. Now, I want to run away for real.

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    RE: What's the Point?

    Hello there –

    Thank you for reaching to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. We are always here to listen and here to help in any way that we can. We hope that by helping you on our public forum that others that might be in similar situations or the same questions, can read through and find our reply helpful. It can be very frustrating not knowing what to do or what your next step might be from this point on. It’s brave of you to reach out during your time of need. Because we do get a large number of post to our public forum, we do have to limit email replies to three individual responses to answer any questions that you have or to provide you with a number of means of support. So it’s certainly not a means to communicate to get the full support that you can get if you called in.

    It sounds like you might some specific questions that you want to ask us or just to talk to us about your feelings. It’s hard to talk too just anyone one about what has been going on. Please rest assured that we are completing confidential. So anything that you share with us will stay between us. We certainly want to help you. Sounds like you have been struggling with a lot of deep and personal feelings that make you question events in your life. You shouldn't be afraid to tell other people what you are thinking about doing especially if you are thinking about hurting yourself. You are certainly not alone in this and there are many many people that are here to help you. A good resource might be to call the ‘National Suicide Hotline’ for someone to talk about what thoughts you might be thinking at the time. Their number is 800.273.TALK. They also have an online chat service that might be of help to you especially if you don’t feel like calling in.

    If you give us a call on our 24/7 hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we could help you find resources in your area and could potentially help you brainstorm a possible solution to the issues you are having or even a youth shelter that you can go to for the time being if being at home isn’t an option for you right now. We would love to talk to you about what has been going through your mind lately.

    Hope to hear 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.

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