Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

if i runaway can my mom call the cops?

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: Last Resort

    Hi there,

    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We’re sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Losing a parent is a tragic and heartbreaking event. You mentioned experiencing suicidal thoughts and self-harm after her passing. And more recently you mentioned experiencing mistreatment by family. You don’t deserve to be mistreated in any way. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re thinking of running away again.
    Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org is also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.

    If you wanted to report any mistreatment, Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453, www.childhelp.org can be a helpful resource.

    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 are here to listen and to help.

    We hope you reach out soon by phone or chat.

    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.

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

    Tell us what you think about your experience!
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

    Comment


    • Run away

      What if I'm 17 md birthday in a couple of weeks what can I do to not go back ? But yet she called the cops ! 😞

      Comment


      • RE: Run away

        Hello,

        Thanks for reaching out. You ask a good question. If you are under the age of 18 and you leave home without permission, you could be considered a runaway. This means that your parent or legal guardian could call the police, who might force you to return home. Running away is not a crime, however anyone who allows you to stay with them could risk criminal charges for harboring a runaway.
        We are not legal experts. Laws are different from state to state, county to county, city to city. In some areas, police might not take a runaway report for youth who are close to turning 18, or they might take a report but not force a youth to return home. How a local police department responds to the situation can vary drastically. A good way to find out the laws in your area is to call your local police and ask what their policies are. You can also call us any time to talk over you situation. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, and wish you the best of luck.
        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!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

        Comment


        • Re: if i runaway can my mom call the cops?

          If I run away to the woods will the cops search for me?If they find me and try to take me home I plan on holding a knife to my throat and telling them to leave me alone unless the want to see my blood on the forest floor.Is there any legal punishment for doing that?I just got out of a mental health long term place can the take me back?

          Comment


          • Re: if i runaway can my mom call the cops?

            Hello There,
            Thanks for posting on our forum today. It sounds like things have reached a critical point for you. We’re so sorry you feel this way. It must be so hard living with this.
            If you ran away into the woods, it’s hard to say how long the police might take to figure out you went in there, if ever. However, how do you plan to live in the woods? It might be a lot harder than you’re thinking. There is food and shelter to consider, let alone the danger of wild animals and exposure.
            We’re not legal experts here, but there might be legal consequences for threatening to kill yourself in front of the police. That might also give cause to put you back in a long term mental health facility. We cannot give legal advice, but if you wanted to call in here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), we’d be happy to connect you to a legal aid resource.
            It sounds like things are really overwhelming right now. Sometimes things can feel like they’re too much to handle and it’s ok to reach out for help. If you ever feel like harming yourself or that killing yourself is the only way out of a situation, please consider calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. They’re trained in helping someone who is having a hard time feel empowered. They can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK.
            If you wanted, you could call in here and talk about what is happening in your life as well. We’d love to hear from you. Sometimes it just feels good to have someone listen and to get a heavy burden off your chest. We’re here to listen and help in any way we can.
            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.

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

            Tell us what you think about your experience!
            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

            Comment


            • Is it considered running away if your 23?

              Comment


              • Re: if i runaway can my mom call the cops?

                Hi,
                Thank you for using our bulletin service. No, Generally speaking in most states the age of majority is 18 (Alabama 20, Nebraska 19) this means that you are legally an adult and you can move anywhere you want. If you were to leave home it is not considered running away it is considered moving out. On the other hand your parents do not have to provide you with housing or any kind of financial assistance.
                If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call. 1-800-RUNAWAY
                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!
                https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

                Comment


                • Re: if i runaway can my mom call the cops?

                  Well, the cops will just talk it out with you. In some states, you will get arrested for running away from home. And your mom can call the police because you either ran away in the state where it's illegal, or your mom will call the cops to find you. I have ran away from home. But mostly avoid it.

                  Comment


                  • Re: if i runaway can my mom call the cops?

                    Hello There!

                    Thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It is a great that you are utilizing our online forum and contributing some information. Sometimes specking form experience is great, but it is important to know every case is different. We are not legal experts here, but typically being under the age of what your state considers to an adult (usually 18 ), you would need permission from your parents to leave. It is not illegal to runaway or leave home without permission, it is considered to be a status offense. This means that if you parents do try to bring you home by notifying the police, you would be listed as a runaway. This has no legal effect on your record and would not be arrested (unless a crime was committed while gone) if you are ever located. The police would then be required to return you home.

                    Best Wishes
                    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!
                    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

                    Comment


                    • Re: if i runaway can my mom call the cops?

                      I don't feel accepted at home because of my short temper and I fight with my parents not sure if I should leave

                      Comment


                      • Re: if i runaway can my mom call the cops?

                        Hello,
                        Thanks for posting on our forum.
                        It sounds like there’s a lot going on at home that would cause you to argue with your parents so frequently. You’ve stated a possible reason for these issues you’re having. That takes a lot of courage to admit when you might have contributed to a problem. Although problems like these often have multiple causes, it helps that you’re willing to acknowledge what is happening on your end. At this point, can you think of any ways you might modify your behavior so as to not have such a short temper and possibly ease some of the fights you’re having with your parents? Can you think of anything else that might be contributing to these frequent arguments?
                        We want to let you know that we offer a conference call service here at NRS. You’d need to give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) to initiate this, but then we’d be able to place a call to one of your parents and act as a mediator to try to solve some of the issues you’re having with them. If this sounds like something you’d be willing to do, give us a call! We’re here to listen and help in any way we can.
                        Since you mentioned running away, it might be a good time to think about possible reactions your parents would have to you leaving the home without permission. Do you think it would add to the problems you’re having or be a way to get rid of them forever? We’re not here to tell you what to do, but sometimes running away can create even more problems that before.
                        We hope this helps. Please give us a call if you think we can be of any assistance.
                        Best of luck,
                        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!
                        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

                        Comment


                        • Runaway or not

                          I'm 17 and I turn 18 in February I want to live with my aunt in West Virginia because there I know I will be treated right and not used for cleaning or babysitting. I go to school there I'm a senior I have been applying for jobs left and right. My mom basically wants me out of the house my grandma (moms mom) doesn't want me at her house and the only place that I know I will be safe at Is my aunt. My mom uses me to clean her house and babysit my brothers while she lays down. She says that I don't do anything right, that I shouldn't have kids, that I won't succeed in life and that my fiance is a piece of **** just because of his mistakes. She keeps me locked in a house all day everyday. She says I'm sneaking and that I lie but I haven't lied everything I told her was true and she doesn't believe me she acusses me if things all the time. I really want to live with my aunt but I don't know if it would be considered as a run away. I know that in the state of West Virginia if I go somewhere and I don't want to leave the cops can't make me as leave as im not being hurt or anything like that. Please help me figure this out

                          Comment


                          • Re: Runaway or not

                            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 what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. We’re sorry to hear that you feel mistreated and put down by your mother. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.

                            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.

                            We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat. If you would like to talk more in detail or needed any resources to shelters or counseling resources please call or chat soon.

                            Be safe and 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!
                            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

                            Comment


                            • run away with out getting in trouble with the law

                              I'm tired of feeling like I'm less then people. I'm tired of feeling like I don't mean nothing to the world some times I want to get in a ball and die. I feel like I need to get away from the stress once in my life I stress so much that my hair starts to fall out. I was bullied from 2-8 grade because I wasn't pretty enough and because I was fat so I stopped eating and now I'm skinny and I'm starting high school I just want to live a different life with someone I don't know and start over and never look back. What should I do commit suicide? No that's Not the answer they said but that's feels like the only thing I can do.

                              Comment


                              • re: run away with out getting in trouble with the law

                                Hey there,

                                Thanks for contacting us. It sounds like your family is saying some hurtful things to you. It seems like you must be having a tough time if you are contemplating suicide. We want you to know that we are here for you if you need us you can always reach out. Also you can call or chat with the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You deserve some support and you are very strong for reaching out for help. If you need further support you can reach out to us via calling or chat.

                                Take care and be safe,
                                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!
                                https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X