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  • ccsmod16
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    Hi,
    Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you have been living with unloving parents for your whole life. It's really hard to feel unsupported and to feel like you want to run away. It's understandable to be scared because running away is a really big decision with a lot of problems to solve. Reaching out to NRS was a very brave thing to do. Please know that we are here to support you at this difficult time.
    We are here to listen and here to help. We work best when we can have a conversation with you. Let us know how we might be of assistance. If you would like to talk about your situation we can best help by phone or chat. Please contact us at 1-800-Runaway (1-800-786-2929) or chat us through this website.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    i have been living with unloving and abusive parents my whole life. i have never felt loved or supported here and i want to run away but i am scared if they catch me. i don't know what to do

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  • ccsmod0
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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 with your family and friend. 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. 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.
    The easiest way to leave home is with your parents' permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your parents. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.
    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button). If you would like to look into further emotional support options, you can text with a crisis worker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24/7 by texting "NAMI" to 741741.
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Be safe,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi.. I feel like running away from my home.. Becoz... My sis has changed.. My mom scolds me for small things..she's been too rude to me.... If I'll tell this to father he just listens and doesn't mind it later... My parents always keep me away from my dreams... My bestest friends left me without saying anything he was the only one who felt my pain.. Or else no body did... Others just kept on pampering me.... My parents just convince me.. They don't support me.. If I'll tell my mom how I'm feeling she won't listen to it.. She just says that stop talking nonsense

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  • ccsmod15
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    Thanks for contacting NRS. It’s been challenging for many this year. It sounds like you’ve been doing your best to complete your online classes, and it must be more difficult when your mom nags you. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to your parents about how you feel. If you think your mom might be open to it, we offer a conference calling service and can serve as a mediator and provide support for you. Another option that may help is talking to a teacher, school counselor or another trusted adult about how you’ve been feeling. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) can listen and provide support if you’re not comfortable reaching out to those near you. They can be reached at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) from 10am-10pm EST, via email at [email protected], and through chat at https://www.nami.org/help.

    Running away is a big decision, and if would be helpful to learn more details about your situation, so we can best help you. If you contact us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or via chat at 1800runaway.org, we can discuss and explore your options together. We hope to hear from you soon and wish you the best of luck.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I want to run away because I just want to escape my online classes and my mom keeps nagging me about it and I'm mentally ad physically tired because of it... I try to not procrastinate but it's so hard to do sometimes when I wake up to ppl fighting and nagging all the time... it just makes me think negative thoughts. I wanna get out of this household and live by myself but I'm scared because I don't even know if I can take care of myself properly;-; I'm 15...

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  • ccsmod16
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    Hi, thanks for reaching out to us; we are glad that you did. You are going through something awful, and it shouldn't be happening to you. Your cousins don't have the right to hit you. It's understandable to feel like running from this. We very much want to help you find another solution than killing yourself. You deserve your life and a life free from this abuse.
    We can help you tell someone about this. Telling a parent or your cousin's parents might make it stop. We hope that you will reach out to us in a way that we can have a conversation. We have both a phone number and live chat.
    You can call us at 1-800-786-2929 (1-800-runaway) or through live chat via www.1800runaway.org
    We truly hope to hear from you soon. We believe you and we are here 24/7 to listen and help.
    Sincerely,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I am scared I want to kill myself or run away but I am to scared that I will die I am a smart kid but my cusins abuse me I just got hit in my head 12 times

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  • ccsmod15
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    Thank you for reaching out to NRS. We know it can be difficult to seek help and we are glad you felt comfortable taking the step to contact us. It sounds like there has been a lot of instability for you and we cannot imagine how hard it has been to just grow up in the last couple years. We will do our best to respond to your post, however forums can be a difficult platform to discuss topics in-depth. We are always available for an online chat, www.1800runaway.org, or by phone, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, if you are in need of immediate assistance in either of these ways. You mentioned a lot in your post about the lack of care and support from your mother and father figure. You deserve to be heard and loved. We are glad that you are secure in your sexual orientation, despite the response by your step father about trading you in. The Trevor Project, www.TheTrevorProject.org, (866) 488-7386, is a fantastic resource for those who identify as LGBT. Speaking of going, you talked about wanting to leave home. It sounds like you have put a lot of thought into this already, but we would be happy to discuss in more detail about how it may look if you choose to run through our chat service or hotline. That being said, we are not legal experts, but would can give you some basic info. Running away is a status offense (no detention and no permanent record), but if your guardians were to file a report and the police locate you they will return you home. How strong the police response can depend on your age and other local factors. Making the choice to run is a huge one. Do not think less of yourself for fearing the unknown. For turning around at the door. But do remember there are resources available to you to make sure you have the support you need, regardless of the path you choose to take. Your well-being is of the utmost important and whether it is your physical or emotional health that is under siege you deserve to grow and live.

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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I want to run away bc I got caught watching not so kid appropriate and I’m scared of what my parents are going to do to me bc I got in trouble before and my step dad hit me with a tennis pallet please help me

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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I want to leave home. I'm 15 years old and I've been in 4 foster homes. My life has never been easy but last year I got adopted by my ex-step-aunt. I hate it here. I'm always getting put down and I don't feel like I belong. My birth dad's in prison my only father figure said he wanted nothing to do with me and I have seen my birth mom for two years man. I came out to my adoptive parents as bisexual and my foster dad said he would trade me out and wanted me outta here ASAP. I want to leave but I haven't got a job, therefore, no money. I've tried on several occasions to leave but I can't, I haven't enough balls to step outside that door. Besides, I'm in Minnesota. IT'S WINTER. I'm scared out of my mind. My foster mom has got my phone so I just have my laptop. I don't know what to do but I do know, I can't stay here. I'm not going to put up with being told I'm not good enough to be here. I'm not trying to stay here man. All i need is a backpack and my longboard but i don't want people thinkin that "this girl ran from her problems"

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hey there,

    Thanks for reaching us out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS). It sounds like you are going through a difficult time at home, and we are here to help in any way that we can.

    You mentioned that you are constantly verbally and emotionally abused. Abuse is never okay, and no child should have to endure it in any form. Child Help is a resource for youth who are experiencing abuse at home. You can find more information at www.childhelp.org or by calling their hotline at 1-800-422-4453. If you are interested in filing an abuse report but want support, we are happy to help you with that process if you call into us here at NRS at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). If you ever find yourself in immediate danger, please call 911.

    You said that you have been severely depressed as well. If you are interested in resources for your mental health, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers support and resources to those in need of assistance. Their website is www.nami.org and they have a HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).

    You discussed wanting to run away and said that you have family in Georgia but you are scared to leave. That is great that you have family that you trust and want to live with. Since laws vary by state, you can check the map on the Sex, Etc website - https://sexetc.org/action-center/sex-in-the-states/ - to see what the age of majority is in your home state. If you are no longer legally a minor, leaving home would not actually be considered running away. In Georgia, it looks as though you would be considered a legal adult at 18. Even if you are not a minor, leaving home can be scary and there are a lot of things to consider, like whether you want to continue with schooling and how you would get there. If you want any help talking through a plan to leave home to make sure it is safe for you, feel free to give us a call here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or use or chat service on 1800runaway.org. We are a confidential service and available 24/7. Here to listen, here to help.

    Best of luck,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello I am 18 years old and for the past years I have been severely depressed and unhappy with my life here living with my toxic family who try’s to shape me into the perfect person and any mistake I made I’m constantly getting put down verbally and emotionally abused saying how useless I am and that they don’t need me. I am nothing to these people and I just want to leave this life behind and start new I want to feel happiness again and feel like I matter but I can’t and won’t unless I leave this family and life behind please. I’m scared to runaway. I have family in Georgia I have a plan but I’m scared to leave. But if I don’t then I don’t know what will happen to me. I just want to be free. Help me please my family can’t know.

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  • ccsmod16
    commented on Guest's reply
    First of all, thank you so much for reaching out to NRS today - it is very brave of you. This situation sounds really lonely and isolating! You do not deserve to be treated disrespectfully by a parent and we are so sorry you feel unloved.

    It sounds like you might have some specific questions that you want to ask us, look maybe for some safe places nearby, or even find a place to vent about what you are feeling right now. It’s hard to talk to 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.

    You can also always use our chat service to have a more in depth conversation and explore a few more options for the situation. We can talk through the situation and try to help in the best way we can. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY and our website is https://www.1800runaway.org. This service is available 24/7. It can be difficult to reach out for help, and we are happy to be here for you. Best of luck.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm starting to feel unloved. my mom will never stop being mean and its starting to hurt what are the natural supplies that I need. I'm a little scared to any advice

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