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im 16 and want to run away is that legal and what are the consiquenses if found

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  • im 16 and want to run away is that legal and what are the consiquenses if found

    I need out being home makes me feel suicidal I'm in a mentally and emotionally abusive household they took my phone and all my friends away I feel trapped and alone I need out before I do something about it myself I have a place to go and money but I don't want to be in trouble or get my friend in trouble

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    Hi, thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you are experiencing mental and emotional abuse and you never deserve to be treated this way. It also sounds like your parents are isolating you and that your supports have been taken from you. We absolutely care about your safety and want to help in any way we can and you deserve to be in a place you feel safer and where your mental health is not getting worse. If you were to run away, your parents could file a runaway report with police and if you were found, you would likely be brought back home. Also anyone you stay with, if your parents don’t give permission, they could be charged with harboring a runaway. If you would like to talk more about what you are experiencing or some possible options, please call our hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat us online at We hope to hear from you soon.
    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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