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    I am 16 years old. I've been having trouble with high school of late. I even changed schools thinking that the situation would change but it did not. I've been getting too much pressure from my parents and teachers at school. Because even when I get good grades, they still want better one's. This even made me lose interest in my studies which later made me want to drop out of high school. When I mentioned it to my parents, all they said is that I'm joking. This made me start feeling depressed. Since they had no interest or positive opinion, I thought that trying marijuana would fix the stress and emotional pain I was going through but it didn't help in any way. Since the situation of dropping out got serious over time,I later decided to tell my parents about the marijuana problem and running away from home. All that my mum asked was "when you drop out, where will you go, because you will not stat in my house". All that she cares about is me going back to school but not what I'm going through. Since I already lost interest in learning, I can't continue to study. I even had good job plans for my future when I drop out....

    When I drop out where can I go. Please help.​

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    Hi there,
    Thanks for reaching out to NRS. I’m sorry that you’re going through so much stress right now. Dropping out and running away are really big decisions. We can help you find shelters and programs that will help you with jobs and housing if you need to. Talking to your school counselor about what’s going on might be another way to decide what to do and figure out what your options are. Another great place to go for mental health support and questions is NAMI, at 1-800-950-NAMI or Sometimes it can help just to talk to someone about what you’re going through, and they’re trained to help with many different issues, like school stress, depression, and marijuana use.. Our ability to respond over the forums is limited, so if you would like to contact us further, please call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or live chat with us at our website,
    We hope you stay safe and that we hear from you soon,

    NRS Staff
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