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I’m 15 I want to run away but I’m afraid

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  • I’m 15 I want to run away but I’m afraid

    So I want to run away from my mum reasons being, she wants to control everything about my life. I can’t go out of the house on my own I can’t even go out with friends. And she says she’s doing it for my own good but the only time I go out on my own is school and even then she’s got tracking apps on my phone now she’s trying to put a parental lock on my phone so she can see EVERYTHING I do. Another reason I want to run is because she gaslights me especially pertaining to gender (I’m non binary) she says stuff like “are you sure you really think that” and “oh you’re friends are just making you think that” and the classic “it’s all in your head” and just last year I came out as non-binary I changed my name to Alex and changed my pronouns to they/them not once has my mum used this. She claims it’s cause she’s know me so long as her son but my uncle who’s known me the same amount of time has got instantly accustomed to calling me by what I prefer.

    so those are the reasons I wanna run but I’m scared because I don’t know how to run I don’t know when to run and what if the police catch me? I’m 15 yrs old and live in the uk

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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. It is completely understandable that you would feel frustrated with your mom and want to find a solution like running away. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country:

    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

    Be safe,
    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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