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    parents make me sleep on the floor
    take away money including debt card
    allowed at church home and school only
    but say i can go other places
    have blocked me in a room to talk
    have had a descution with open scissors in there hand
    tells my siblings that i don't want to be apart of the family
    encourages them to make fun of me

    is this emotional/non-physical abuse?

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    Re: might be emotionaly abused

    Thank you for deciding to contact us here at the National Runaway Switchboard. It sounds like you are having a very rought time at home and we are so sorry to hear that. How do you cope with all of this happening? How does all of this make you feel? Do/Have you talked to anyone about this before…school counselors, friends, other relatives?
    We cannot tell you for sure right now if this is considered emotional abuse. If you can call us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY we can go over what is happening in more detail and try to figure out your concerns. We can also try to figure out your options. Unfortunately emotional abuse is very hard to prove, and if there is an investigation in the home it may come up inconclusive. But again, we cannot tell you for sure right now.
    We hope that you are doing ok, this cannot be an easy or comfortable situation for you. Please try to call us so we can help you, we are 24/7 and confidential, but if you opt to take a report we can help you with that. We are a toll free line so if you need to use a payphone that will also work.
    Please take care of yourself, and call us anytime.
    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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