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    I don’t know what to do or where to post this, but I just need some insight or advice or any tips that’ll help.
    my friend (13 trans male) is going through abuse and has been for almost his whole life.
    His parents are overly religious and don’t accept him. He’s attempted suicide twice because he says “The only way to get away from this is either to run away and live on the streets and most likely die doing that, or kill myself”

    Again, I have no idea what to do. I’ve been wanting to tell my parents about this but I don’t know if they’ll be able to help. Even if they could I have no idea what would happen, or if it’d be too late.

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    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. It seems there is a lot that your friend is faced with right now and you’re wanting to find a way to help them as they mentioned wanting to harm themselves/to run away. It’s great that your friend has support and concern from you especially since this time is quite difficult for them.
    Having a space to vent and explore options may often bring out a solution previously not thought of. We are here as support to help you and your friend through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat. 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’re here to listen and to help and hope you or your friend can reach out soon.
    Take care,

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