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I want to run away but have nowhere to go. I’m 14

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  • I want to run away but have nowhere to go. I’m 14

    My dad always yells at me and I’m tired of it. I’ve gotten mostly apathetic towards him. I have nowhere to run away to. I don’t have any friends. I barely talk to anyone. I failed english last semester. I’m not good at work that involves stuff like writing. I’m redoing english this semester. I’ve been in my class for two days and I’m already missing work.

    It’s the same thing over and over again, I’m tired of it. I harmed myself by scraping the dorsal side of my hand on the wall and now it’s scarred. I barely talk to my parents, I don’t ask them for anything. I think they have favoritism. I’m a middle child. I’ve never been to a party nor meet my friends outside of school. I have not had a friend since sixth grade. I wasn’t allowed to go to a classmate’s birthday in third grade because I needed a phone. Both my sisters, one younger and the other is older, have had their boyfriends at our house. I don’t think chromebooks and stuff like them belong in school.

    I don’t know if I fail high school when I run away. I’ve never talked to a school counselor. My dad yells at me for having late work instead of trying to help. My dad hasn’t apologized for anything he’s done. I think he’s the reason I don’t talk. I’ve been doing bad in school since sixth grade. I haven’t had a haircut in a year because I haven’t asked for anything from anyone in a year. I don’t know what to do. I used to cut my arm with x-acto blades. I stay inside my room all day. I am allowed to go the park my sisters if I ask but, it’s just down the road. I don’t think it’s fair that I need a phone to go places. My dad went biking with my little sister and didn’t ask if I want to come.

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    Hi there, thanks for reaching out to NRS. It sounds like you’re in a pretty stressful environment without a lot of freedom right now. You deserve to not be yelled at at and to get the support and things that you need. It’s brave of you to reach out for help. It’s good that you’re catching trouble in your class early and talking to your teacher or school counselor about what is happening at home could be an option. We’re always here to support you, but if you’re having trouble reaching us or want more options for support, some other good places to go for support are NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at 1-800-950-NAMI or and To Write Love on Her Arms at Both of these resources are great for helping with self-harm and the mental struggles that can arise from being in a stressful environment like the one you’ve described at home. Our ability to help you over forums is limited, so the best way for us to help you is to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us at
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      I'm ten and I wan to run away but I'm scared and have nowhere to go


      • ccsmod3
        ccsmod3 commented
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        Hi, thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you are wanting to run away and have nowhere to go. It’s understandable to be scared because running away is a big decision. We are here to support you as best as we can and listen to what is making you feel this way. If you would like to talk more about what is going on or 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,
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