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    My parents have a history of drug and alcohol abuse, and as of recently strictly weed and alcohol. A lot of it. We use to get spankings over small thing which I suppose isn't terrible. As the years have gone by they have been getting super bad, and its been so bad for me mentally.

    I live with my mom and my step dad, which it has always been that way. As I mentioned they are heavy drinkers, and they get super angry and rude when they are drinking. I am a gay female, and my parents are overly conservative. My mom has called me slurs many times before, and recently has. Me and her have gotten into fist fights while playing around but even when I asked her to stop she would keep going. The worse part about my situation is the way she talks to me, I have recordings of her telling me that she was going to beat my face in, and of her saying that she doesn't care that my sister was going to kill her self. Well she attempted it.

    My mom is very mentally, and verbally abusive, to the point where I am cutting myself, and even tried to kill myself last month. I have always been a good student, stayed out of drugs, and overall handled myself very well. But recently I've noticed a decline in my grades, I've been smoking pot to help, and I am a complete mess.

    I am trying to leave my house before I do something stupid, well more stupid, to myself. I tried August 27th, 2022. My mom ended up choking me, and hitting me and the police did come, but they said that they couldn't do anything because they didn't see it happen. I have photos of bruises my mom left on me that night. They took me away for one night but i ended up back there the next day and have been here ever since. They were nice at first when I got back but they have just been getting worse again, and yelling at me a lot more. CPS was never called and I'm considering telling a teacher or my principal so that they can contact CPS so that I can try to leave. I was going to get emancipated in a few months when I turn 16, I am 15, but my parents would never give me consent, and they rarely ever go through with it without consent. I don't know of any other ways to leave, and I'm starting to get worried I'll harm myself even more, or even commit suicide. Can you please help me.​

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    Hi there, thank you for reaching out. It sounds like your mom has been very mentally and verbally abusive and you do not deserve to be treated this way. It sounds like you are considering what the best option would be to get out of your house and somewhere safer. Telling a trusted adult can be helpful and they would be able to assist you with reporting to CPS if that is something you are interested in. Our main goal is your safety and we do not want you to hurt yourself or for it to feel like to only way out is hurting yourself. If you would like to discuss this further, please call our hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat us online at We hope to hear from you soon.
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