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    Okay so currently I'm living with my mother. I honestly hate it. I've came to the conclusion she hates me. She literally blames me for everything that doesn't go right in her life. If something goes missing in her house, "it's your fault." To her everything is my fault. I'm a horrible person to her. She thinks I'm a slut, a drug addict, a stupid person. I'm always trying to be good in her eyes, I'm always trying to impress her and be the child she wants me to be, but it seems impossible. About a year ago she divorced my father, and she blames me for it. Since I can remember she's been abusing me. Before it was physical abuse. She used to punch me, whoop me with wires, slap me, hit me with belt buckles, wet towels, really anything that she would find. Now it's mostly verbal and emotional abuse, but somehow this type of abuse hurts me even more. She also did the same thing to my little sister, but not as often as she would do to me. Now, it's only me that seems to get on her nerves. She doesn't really mess with my little or big sister. I don't know what I did to deserve this. I do the most to have a good relationship with her, but it just never happens. Everynight I cry myself to sleep, hoping for something to change. Right now I'm severely depressed. My self esteem is so low, which her cruel and hurtful words caused. I feel unworthy of living. Suicide comes into mind sometimes, but I try to remove the thoughts quickly. I've became antisocial and stay in my room as soon as I get home from school, that is if I even go to school. I don't even like going to school, I prefer staying in my room the whole day. There's times when I don't even eat the whole day. I wake up at like 2 in the morning to take a quick shower and drink some water, then go directly back into my room. If I do eat during the week, it's because I go walking to the near gas station and get what I can. I only see my dad on the weekends, he usually gives me money to eat and stuff. He knows about the situation I'm in, and I know he tries to help, but my mom always finds a way to manipulate him. I repeatedly ask her to let me live with my dad, buts it's always a "No!" Recently I talked with my counselor, she said that she informed CPS, but where are they?! Even though, I didn't want anything to happen to my mother, I honestly felt a relief of leaving the condition in which I am, but I guess it was a false hope. Now I just don't see another option but to end my life or run away.

  • #2
    My mom abuses me & i don't know what to do anymore!!

    Hey there,

    It sounds like you are thinking about harming yourself or ending your life. We're sorry to hear that you feel that your mom isn't supportive of you and are experiencing abuse. Having your counselor help is a great support. And also it helps that CPS has been informed about what's going on. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for help, and we are so glad that you did. Your life has worth and our top priority is your safety. If you are thinking about hurting yourself, the National Suicide Hotline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time. You can also call us 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you need to talk.

    18 years old is generally the age that an individual may leave home without permission from their parent or legal guardian. We are not legal experts here but we can speak in general terms. If you are under 18 and leave home without permission, your parent/guardian may file a runaway report with the police. What actions the police take once you are filed as a runaway can vary a lot from state to state and even city to city so we cannot predict exactly what would happen in your case. Generally speaking, if you encounter a police officer while reported as a runaway, you will likely be returned home. However, in that case there may be services (family counseling, etc.) available to you as a youth in crisis/runaway but again, police procedures related to offering those services can be different based on your location or the details of your situation. Another thing to consider is that while running away is not a crime, a legal adult who allows you to stay with them may be putting themselves at risk for being charged with harboring a runaway. One way to find out the laws in your area is to call your local police and ask what their policies are regarding runaway youth.

    Sincerely,
    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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    • #3
      My mom beats me up the most out of all my siblings she whacks my head on the wall for littke reasons because she is angry at my grandad because he puts ber under stress and she takes her anger out on me yesterday night I was talking to my cousin on snapchat and my sister took my phone to talk to her then she saw what I naned my bestfriend snd she startjng reading my messages so I kind of shouted and said no get off not fully shouting though and my abusive mum put her phone down whacked me with her fowel pinced me all over ragged my hair out and when she sat down she said she hopes I die or commit suicide and then she grabbed the door key eith al keyrings onit and she thres it at my face and now my nose is hurting so much and it has a bruise and she doesnt care at all but im not suprised she hits me the most allll the time and I cant live woth her anymore but in scared to telk someone even my own best friend doesnt care im not telling anyone its not going to make a difference im just thinking about suicide im crying myself to sleep everyday I might aswell kill myself she always tells me to now when I do she will just act like she cares even thoufh she doesnt she is a very good acter to be honest she always leaves me out and bes with ny sisters and rothers she never asks me what I wa t to eat she always ask my siblings I have to go to her myself.

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      • ccsmod2
        ccsmod2 commented
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        Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help 1(-800-422-4453) www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

        You mentioned that you have thought about committing suicide. Talking to someone about your feelings could help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) is a great resource for support. Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. 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 chat soon through our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat. if you are unable to call in.


        We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum.** Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: **https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

    • #4
      please help me my mother keeps abusing and threatening me and i am going to soon run away and end my life

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      • ccsmod10
        ccsmod10 commented
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        Hey there,

        Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about your situation.

        From your post, you explained that home is not a safe place for you to be. You’re able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with someone you trust, as far as transferring custody. NRS is able to conference call with you if you need help making the abuse report, or we can make one for you. After an abuse report is made, CPS will investigate it.

        If you feel like getting out of the house is the best option and you decide to run away, we can explain what usually happens. We’re not legal experts, but from our general knowledge, running away is not illegal. If you runaway, your parents/guardians can make a runaway report. The police don't always actively look for you, if they come across you, then they usually bring you home. If you explain to them that home isn't a safe place to be, they don't always return you right away. They're supposed to investigate it first. We offer to call out to youth’s local police, with youth, to find out their protocols and what happens if runaways refuse to go home. We can also help find runaway/youth shelters in your area, so you can stay safe.

        We want you to know that you’re not alone in this, and your future is important. Your life has worth and our top priority is your safety. It’s understandable to feel hopeless and overwhelmed when home isn’t a healthy environment to be in. That being said, your safety is very important to us, and you mentioned that you have thought about suicide. If the thoughts of wanting to end your life are getting too overwhelming, the National Suicide Hotline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time (they also have a chat service).

        We also have legal aid resources in our database. While we’re not law experts, we can try to find one in your area, there may be legal ways for you to move out. We’re here to try to brainstorm options with you.
        We hope our response is helpful. Also, talking to school counselors and teachers about what’s going on at home could provide you with great support. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. You are always welcome to call into our 24/7 crisis center, or use our chatting services via our website.

        Be safe, NRS

    • #5
      my mom physically and emotionally abuses me. i'm a straight a student, but my mom always tries to push me hard, i don't know what to do, it's hard meeting all her expectations. once I got an 85 on a test, and she threatened to kill herself and me, and she said aim a failure, and that i have no purpose. she beats me, and strachtes me, but i still love her, she can be nice when she's not so angry. i don't want to tell anyone, nobody knows about it except my dad but he doesn't do nayhting. I feel horrible all the time, and want to kill myself. i think i have depression. my mom is always screaming and yelling, and i try so hard to be perfect, but she will hit me os hard, and if i cry she will hit me more, she screams about every tiny thing. sometimes on the way to school she starts screaming, and then starts speeding, really fast, and say s she will kill herself and me. I don't know what do do anymore. i want to die so bad, i even thought of a suicide note.

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      • ccsmod3
        ccsmod3 commented
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        Hi there, thanks for contacting National Runaway Safeline. We are so sorry to hear you are experiencing something like this with your mother. This must be very hard for you and hard on you. You deserve to be safe and treated well. Just so that you know, some of the things you are mentioning here can be considered abuse. You do have the right to report this to the Department of Children Services. There is the possibility that your home will be visited and this all will be investigated. There is also the possibility that if it is found that you are at risk of being harmed, you will be taken out of the home. We know this may seem a bit scary but, your wellness and your safety is what is important here. If you would like more information about reporting the abuse or just want to know more information about what that would look like, Child Help may be a beneficial organization to reach out to. Their website is childhelp.org and their hotline is 1800-422-4453. It may also be beneficial to consider sharing what is going on with someone you feel comfortable with, such as a family member or school counselor. It may be beneficial to be able to talk this out with someone or even ask for some ways they can probably help. We would love to support you and talk further with you. Please, feel free to contact us at any time on our hotline 1800-RUNAWAY or chat with us live by visiting our website 1800runway.org. We are 24/7 and you can reach out at any time.

    • #6
      Same my dad dies and my mother abuse me more she chokes me beats me with anything and is always screaming and yelling at me It makes me wanna end life and I rather be anywhere but home with her I'm very quiet and independent now and have no fteifri or anything she threatens to send me to boarding school since she is always mad at me for no reason
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      • #7
        Reply;Same my dad dies

        Hi there,
        Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).

        We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We are sorry for your loss. Losing someone close can be a traumatic experience.
        It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS.

        Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

        Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. 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 chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best

        We hope to hear from you soon.

        Be safe,
        NRS

        We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us

        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
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
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        • #8
          Hey.. I need help my mom compares me to my brother and she beats me up and I feel like just ending my life.. I just want this to stop I have no friends.. and I get bullied.. but I'm just to scared to die cause I'm only ten!

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          • ccsmod15
            ccsmod15 commented
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            Hi there,

            Thanks for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. We are here to help.

            You mentioned feeling like you want to end your life- your safety and happiness are our top priorities. If you are in immediate danger please do no hesitate to call the police. Also, please consider calling the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255.

            You also mentioned that your mother is abusive. Abuse of any kind is never okay and you do not deserve this kind of treatment. You have the right to report this abuse. You can do this by calling 911, telling a trusted teacher or counselor at your school, or by calling us here at 1-800-786-2929. We are a 24/7, confidential, non-judgemental hotline- we are always here and happy to help.

            It sounds like you are goin through a very tough time. We are very sorry to here that. Have you told anyone at school what you are going through? Your school counselor may be able to provide you with some resources for both what is going on at home and at school. You deserve help and support. Do you have any other family members or friends parents you could talk to? They may be able to help you work through your emotions and find you help. Again, call us and we are always happy to provide you with further resources or just to talk.

            Thanks for reaching out and best of luck,
            The National Runaway Safeline

        • #9
          My mom has been verbally abusing me for the past year and I cant take it anymore. Everyday its "Your weighting me down", "Your a worthless piece of ********", I hate it. I wish that things can restart and i could have a new life. She works for a phone company and reads everything. I'm in incognito on chrome so she wont read this. If anyone else is experiencing this as well. Your not alone were strong to make it this far my friends.

          Mon, June 3/ 2019/ 11:38 PM EST

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          • #10




            Reply: My mom has been verbally abusing me

            Hello,
            Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

            We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. Sounds like you are going through a really tough time.
            You don’t deserve to be called names or be told you’re a burden to someone.
            It’s not your fault that she says these things to you.

            We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.

            Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
            If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to or seek emergency assistance immediately.
            We hope to hear from you soon.

            Take care,
            NRS
            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
            [email protected] (Crisis Email)
            1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

            Tell us what you think about your experience!
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            • #11
              My mom says I am a burden to her . She hits me , mentally abuses me calling me "mentally stupid", "a ********ing **********" , "looser", "physco ". I don't want to live anymore ....she tears my hair,punches my face, bangs my head on the wall... I'm just 14...I am always so close to cutting myself but then I think there must be someone out there to help....
              I keep loosing hope day by day...

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              • ccsmod7
                ccsmod7 commented
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                Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline.

                We’re so sorry to hear that your mom treats you that way. You should feel safe in your home, and no one should be physically hurt or mentally abused in their home. You should feel safe and protected in your home, and it is clear that you do not feel safe. It is brave of you to contact us for help.You have a right to report this abuse directly to Child Protective Services to learn more, you might reach out to Child Help: 1-800-422-4453.

                If you feel more comfortable reaching out to someone you trust, whether a counselor at school, someone at church or friend’s parent, there is help available. If you are being injured at home, people can investigate your home life and recommend a safe place for you. If your mom is in a rage and you need help, it is also possible to call the police. The police are trained to calm people down and could also stop you from being hurt. The behavior you describe makes it sound like your mother might need some help to deal with her anger and losing control, so another adult could also help her.

                We also have a 24 hour phone line, if you have questions or would like to talk with a real person. Sometimes it is helpful for us to learn more about your situation and for you to have someone to talk to. It can take a bit of courage, and some privacy, to give us a call, but our callers often tell us that they feel better after talking to us. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), so feel free to call us anytime.

            • #12
              Is spanking your child considered abuse?

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              • ccsmod7
                ccsmod7 commented
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                Hi there, thanks for reaching out today with this question.

                Spanking can be seen as a form of discipline and may not be seen as abuse. However, it is possible that it could be scene as abuse if there is too much force used. To learn more about how child protective services would respond to your situation, you might reach out to the expert child advocates at Child Help 1-800-422-4453. If you are interested in reporting and would like an advocate on the phone with you please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY.

                We truly wish you the best,

                NRS

            • #13
              All my siblings have moved out but my brother who doesn’t seem to care about me and goes out of his way to make sure my life is miserable, My religious stepfather turns his back to my problems and how I feel, along with my mom.

              She physically and emotionally abuses me and hits me with whatever she can find. I really am trying to be the perfect daughter she wants me to be, I’m on honor roll, I never talk back or do anything attitude like, But it’s not enough. I’ve already contemplated suicide or just running away as have my other siblings have done. I would go to my father, But he can’t do anything as he’s on a wheelchair as I type this, so there’s no escape. All my mom does is yell at me and scream and weekends aren’t enjoyable anymore or just the simple things like coming home from school cause I know what’s waiting for me there.

              I have no will to exist anymore because it feels like I’m failing everyone and like Nobody will miss me when I’m gone. I’ve already tried therapy and stuff and my depression has only gotten worse, everyone keeps telling me it’s going to get better and it hasn’t. I’ve battled depression for two years and I haven’t seen the light yet. I’m so tired of waiting on people to care only for them to let me down. I would feel better if I didn’t exist anymore, my mother hates me and the rest of my family doesn’t care.

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              • ccsmod1
                ccsmod1 commented
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                Hey there,

                Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension. It sounds really hard to have your mom and stepdad turn their backs on how you've been feeling.

                You mentioned some things about your mom's actions towards you that raise concern for your safety and well-being. Absolutely no one deserves to be abused. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering. It may also be a good idea to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

                A couple of times in your post you raked about not wanting to exist and feelings of depression getting worse; we care a lot about your safety, and we can help you find resources that can help you cope with these feelings. You do not have to face this alone, and there is so much help out there for you. If you are thinking about hurting yourself, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline could be a good resource for you. You can check them out at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/, or you can call 1-800-273-8255 for help and support any time. If you’d like some additional support, an organization that may be helpful is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). You can contact them by calling 1-800-950-NAMI or you can text them by sending NAMI to 741741.

                If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

                Stay safe,
                NRS

            • #14
              I'm only 12 and I think I have depression, I lived in a country that has bad education when I was younger and then moved to Australia, and I am now schooling in a boarding school.
              I get very homesick at random times, the school has mean teachers and the kids there are not very nice to me. I get bad grades no matter how hard I try or even if i get a tutor. my mom doesnt pay attention to me only my younger siblings. I get blamed for everything my younger siblings do, and my mom always yells at me. I have a very high level of stress and my mom doesn't want me to see a specialist and thinks that it is just me. I cannot sleep at night and always getting stress headaches. my dad is always nice to me but I don't get to see him much often as he is always travelling. I don't have any friends. and I am very lonely. I love art and I always try to impress my mom but she always ignores me and pays attention to my younger siblings. she always hits me and yells for no reason.

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              • ccsmod2
                ccsmod2 commented
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                Hello There,
                Thank you for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a difficult time. Having depression and feeling isolated can be really hard to deal with alone.
                One option you could consider is talking with a school counselor about what has been going on. Sometimes talking to a professional can help you feel better and they can also provide resources and help you explore options.
                You mentioned you are in Australia unfortunately most of our resources are based in the United States, it may be a good idea to contact a hotline in your country for resources.
                We wish you the best of luck!
                NRS

            • #15
              my mom when i come from school lets my sisters hit me and stuff and if i do something she hits me over 6 times with a belt she even shocked me p on the pantry door and said that she hates me and she will send me to a boot camp i most of the time get in trouble for defending myself i sometimes stay after school and stay at my friends house and ignore all her calls but then before she hots me she asked why and i said that you abuse me and she sais she doesnt but she threw at me her phone my shoes with a belt chockes me hits my head and more i tried to kill myself once but it didnt work i thought that it was like god giving me a second chance and i tried to be better but she always calls me like a demon and says ima burn in hell but i dont know i know that she is the wrong one but sometimes she manipulates me to think im the bad one ive had depression for a while and the only thing that keeps me from trying to kill myself is my friends from school but she even didnt let me eat for punishment i havent ate for about 7 hours and i was about to eat but she was mad and took my food and didnt let me get anything from the pantry so i ran and got something to eat and she pushed me to the wall and said no so i had enough i said i hate you and she chocked me on the sofa in the living room i couldnt breathe and my sister was mad at me too so she hit me in the stomach while i was ppinned down by my mom and then she uses the excuse that who will handle me and thta ima demon she treats me like a animal and she doesnt even like me im having suicidal thoughts now and i never talked to cps or anyhthing else because one day after she chocked me and i couldnt breathe i ran out the house to try to get the police that patrols the neighborhood and i couldnt find her then she chased me in her car and brought me back home and said if i try anything like that again she will kill me so i was too scared to try anything honestly i would like to just die and get rid of my suffering or i want to get my revenge by ignoring her but she hits me if i ignore her or anything so i cant do anything she also steals money from my dad and were currently struggling to pay some bills but she can spend 300 dollars on designer clothes my dad knows whats going on but he cant do anything because my mom is not stable she kicked him out the house before punched him and more she literlly punched him for not byuing her a new car i just think of killing my self because i cant handle this anymore

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              • ccsmod13
                ccsmod13 commented
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                Hi there,

                We would like to thank you for reaching out to us, it is very brave of you to seek help. It is completely normal for you to feel the way you have been feeling, despite those feelings you have reached out to us so again thank you. It’s great that you know the things your mother has been calling you are not true, you do not deserve to be treated this way, physical abuse and name calling is not something you deserve. The situation you are in is not your fault. Feeling stuck and with no way out is something that many people experience, but it is important to remember that you are not alone, and there are people willing to help you.

                Your safety is our priority, you mentioned you have considered suicide and are contemplating that idea again, you are very strong for choosing to seek help in such a hard time. It is completely normal for you to have these thoughts. You may find it helpful to have someone to talk to about these thoughts whether you are still thinking about it or feeling very close to choosing to take action. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be a valuable resource for you, their phone number is: 1-800-273-8255 and you can feel free to check out their website at any time as well at suicideprevtionliefline.org.

                It is also important to know that the situation going on at home is not something you deserve or have to deal with, you do have your option to report the abuse that has been going on. There is a hotline that specifies on helping youth with child abuse reporting, should you decide to choose that option here is the hotline information: Child Help (National Child Abuse Hotline) 1-800-422-4453 childhelp.org.

                Here at National Runaway Safeline we are also open to helping with abuse reports as well and talking through any crisis situation you may find yourself in. You may feel unsafe coming home one night, or choose to separate yourself from the situation, we do offer help in finding shelters near you as well as helping you brainstorm alternative living situations. An alternative living situation can be if you have your parents’ permission to live somewhere safe like with a friend or a family member. We aren’t legal experts but we want to help you in any way we can. You have taken a great step by choosing to reach out for help, it is very brave of you and we hope we have offered you some good help. You may be interested in getting more information about any of these resources or having someone to talk to, please consider calling us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or using our online chat services at 1800runaway.org.

                We are very glad you decided to reach out to us, it takes a lot to reach out. We are here to support you as much as we can, we are here to listen and we are here to help!
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