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  • Hate living at home

    It seems to me since I'm the youngest in my family that nobody understand what I go through. And they never listen to me. And I really truly want to run away and to never see them again. I just want to get enough money to buy my own house. I feel like nobody hears me out except for my love one that had passed away. And I have nobody that I can turn to and tell this situation too.

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    • Re: Hate living at home

      Hi there,

      Thank you for contacting National Runaway Safeline about potentially leaving home, and to inquire about the consequences. We are not legal experts at NRS. Our experience is that law enforcement typically works in partnership with the states’ protective services to identify the parent (or guardian) and reunite the family.

      One thing to keep in mind is that your parents could report you as a runaway with your local police, which would authorize them to return you home. In addition to police response, there are other considerations when running away including potential homelessness, curfew violations and, risk of being exploited. We would be happy to talk with you about safe places you can stay and help you make a plan to support yourself financially.

      As you expressed that your family does not listen, we invite you to contact NRS at 800-Runaway when you are ready to talk. Our Safeline is confidential, and available 24x7 to listen and help provide options. It must be tough feeling that you have no one to turn to, yet our promise is that you are not alone and that there are people who do care.
      Last edited by ccsmod7; 06-06-2016, 10:38 PM.
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      • Help...

        Don't want to run away, because I love my dad but I hate the girl he's with. I feel constantly stressed, and almost suicidal. I've spoken to my grandparents about emancipation and they basically laughed in my face about the whole thing... "Where are you gonna go?" Well... I have a place. But unless I get emancipated I can't go there. I have 900 and something dollars in a bank account, but since I'm not 18 yet I don't know if I can withdraw money? I feel like I could do more if I wasn't tied to my dad, but I just dunno what to do. Day after day; it's getting worse, I can't seem to eat without feeling sick and I just feel worse and worse. I really don't want to run away, but options are really... slim.

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        • Re: Help...

          Hi there,

          Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It takes a brave and strong person to ask for help, and we are glad you emailed us. It can feel very stressful and somewhat isolating when there is conflict with a loved one. You are not alone. We are here to listen and here to help.

          You mentioned feeling stressed and almost suicidal. It is very brave of you for sharing that with us. If you are ever feeling like you want to harm yourself, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. They can help you work through that difficult time. You can also reach out to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org . We want you to be safe.

          You said you love your dad and you don’t want to run away, so maybe an option would be talking to him about what is making you feel this way. If you feel like you can’t live with him anymore, an option could be talking to your dad about staying with a family member, like your grandparents, or a friend.

          Again, we are really glad that you reached out to us. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and you are trying to figure out your options, which is really good to see. If you would like to talk further about your situations, please do not hesitate to call or chat with us.

          Best,
          The National Runaway Safeline
          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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          • I want to runaway from Home

            I'm 14 and i want to run away from home my parents are always mean to me and tell me I'm useless and can't do anything I'm thinking of staying over a friend's house

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            • re: I want to runaway from home

              Hey there,

              It sounds like you feel that your parents aren't treating you well and they are staying hurtful things to you. That must be a frustrating situation for you to be in! It's understandable that you would want to leave that situation. However, if you do leave there is a chance that the police could make you go back home. Especially if your parents file a runaway report for you. Also, your friend could get into legal trouble for letting you stay with them as well. We hope you are safe with your decision. If you need any other help please feel free to reach out to us.

              NRS
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              • I'm 16 and want to run away to my boyfriends house.

                Well there's a lot of drama in my house and honestly my m told me herself if yuh choose to leave the door is right there but that if I left that don't not come back. So If I run away to my boyfriends house and his parents choose to take me I'm what can my mom do? She didn't really seem to care but would she take legal action? Will my boyfriends parents get in trouble legally? Don't I have the right to choose where I will stay if I feel I don't want to stay at home? I will be going to school and I will be in search of a job but what will happen? I seriously don't want to live here any longer.

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                • Reply: I'm 16 and want to run away to my boyfriends house.

                  Hello,
                  Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.
                  Even though your mother may have told you to leave she could still change her mind.
                  If by chance she filed a runaway report you could be returned home.
                  Most states do have laws against harboring or aiding someone that has run away from home. We do not know to what extent the legal punishment might be. You would have to contact your local police department to gain information about the runaway laws in your state. Most states set the age of adulthood at 18 meaning if you are under the age of 18 you are still a minor and your parents are still your legal guardian.
                  If you would like to speak more about your situation and explore options give NRS a call at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or visit www.1-800-Runaway.org (live chat).
                  We hope that you are able to find a suitable solution to your situation.
                  Take Care,
                  NRS
                  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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                  • Im planning on running away from home.!

                    Hi i am 15 years old. & i am planning on running away until im at the age of 18 because i hate how my family is with me. Can i still be arrested.?

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                    • Re: Im planning on running away from home.!

                      Hi there,

                      Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We;re sorry to hear you feel mistreated by family. you don't deserve to be mistreated in any way. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin in offering assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.

                      Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

                      If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

                      We hope to hear from you soon.

                      Be safe,

                      NRS
                      Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                      National Runaway Safeline
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                      1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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                      • 16 and unable to decide

                        Don't have a license, just permit. Parents are hardworking and loving, until recently. Got talks with both my parents saying that they were going to beat the ******** out of me if I touch my younger brother again. They view me as a torturous maniac when in reality I am trying to be a parent since they can't. I'm really good with self acceptance. I've viewed myself as a decent person. Heck, tonight was the first night a said a swear word. Until now... My parents think I am the bad guy? Then that is who I am... I have come to realize that I am my families bad guy. I am the villain. I am their nightmare! I can write this speech for as long as I want, but this is not the place. I am not hurting my little brothers, but they think I am. My parents cannot be the parents and it was MY DUTY TO TEACH!!! I have zero friends or family that would drive me or harbor me. We are just not that type of community. I am unemployed so it will be easy to ditch any in progress contracts. I'm not in school until August 1st. I have about 400 dollars in cash and two bags full of gear. Should I take my phone? I need a go-ahead and possible advice.

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                        • Re: Re: 16 and unable to decide

                          Thank you for reaching out to us for help. It sounds like things at home are a bit tough right now and that you and your parents don’t seem to be on the same page about some things. We’re also sorry that you’re having to endure the verbal abuse from both of your parents. No matter what the situation is, that is not okay. You don’t deserve to be mistreated in any way.

                          It sounds like you’re feeling a bit alone in this situation. We are not legal experts, but one thing to note is that if you decided to leave home, your parents would be able to file a runaway report with the local police department. If the police were to find you, they would have to return you back home to your parents. It’s important to think about your safety, where you can go, how you will survive, and if things become unsafe or risky who/where will you will go to for support.

                          Again, we are glad that you decided to contact us. We’re always here to listen and help in any way that we can. If you’re interested in talking more about your situation, you can call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We’re here 24/7 and are a completely confidential hotline. We also have a database of resources that may help in your situation.

                          Be safe and good luck,

                          NRS
                          Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                          National Runaway Safeline
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                          1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)
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                          • 16 and thinking about running away

                            Im 16 and I live with my mother and my father has no legal guardianship over me. I've been living with my mom for 4 years and she's the main cause of past self harm and suicide attempts. I currently have been doing really well mentally and haven't had any problems with self harm or suicide in awhile, that is up until tonight when I got into and argument with my mom. She makes me feel like completely miserable and I know I don't deserve to be treated like that. I really need to just leave , and I'm not sure coming back would be a good idea. I just can't be in this environment anymore I honestly feel like if I continue living here I'm going to end up hurting myself and I don't want to get back to that point again all the progress I've made. If I ran away to my dads house , could I be forced to come back to my moms?

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                            • Re: Im 16 and hate living at home if i run away can the police force me to go back?

                              Hello,
                              Thank you for posting to our bulletins.
                              We are sorry to hear that things have gotten so bad with your relationship with your mother that you feel like if you continue living there that you will relapse to self-harming again. Although we are not experts on the issue of suicide or self-harming and if this is something that you would like to focus on then we can certainly provide you the number for the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK and https://twloha.com/ they may be able to help you more because this is their area of expertise. They can help direct you towards support and or services for your needs. In the meantime, we hope that you can give us a call directly to get some emotional support.
                              You asked if you would be forced to go back home if you left and went to stay with your father. We are not legal experts nor are we affiliated with the police so we can only speak generally about what could happen if a youth leaves home without the consent of a guardian. For anyone under the age of 18 the parents have the right to make a runaway report. Since it’s only considered a status offense and not a crime to run away, the only thing that would happen is that the police will pick up the youth and bring them back home. This is of course if they had any interaction with the police directly. If the youth is found to be living with anyone else the person that they are staying with could be charged with harboring a runaway, which is a misdemeanor offense. You can find out more about how runaway’s reports are carried out by contacting your local police department. We say this because depending on the police district, the police department, the police officer their response may differ.
                              It took a lot of courage to reach out for help we hope that this information was helpful. If you feel comfortable you can give us a call and one of our trained liners will be happy to assist you
                              1-800-RUNAWAY
                              Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                              National Runaway Safeline
                              [email protected] (Crisis Email)
                              1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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                              • Re: Im 16 and hate living at home if i run away can the police force me to go back?

                                Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                                I'm 15, I turn 16 in a month. I live in Florida. I have had a variety of health problems that have all been linked to severe severe anxiety, which prohibited me from attending school so my doctor convinced my mom to let me drop out. I'm currently not enrolled in any schooling, and I have to wait til I'm 16 to sign up for GED classes at my local campus. My mom and her boyfriend have been incredibly strict on me, I can't see friends, I can't even see other family(this is all punishment for me sneaking out with a boy). When I mention to my mom how much I want to get a job she laughs at the idea, and discourages me. My anxiety has gotten so severe that I have been cutting myself and it gets worse and worse. I beg my mom take me to the psychiatrist but she ignores me and tells me I "don't need that poison". So I'm stuck in this house, with no job, no schooling, and basically no life. I have an old childhood friend I grew up with who has offered to buy me a plane ticket to Texas to live with her and her father. I'm a very mature person, for my age so I wasn't too keen on the idea of running away but my emotional state is causing my physical state to start to deteriorate more and more. I've gone days without eating, lost almost 30 pounds, my hair is falling out, it's just gotten really bad. I'm trying to find a way to run away without police getting involved. If I were to move to Texas with my friend I would get a job right away and start working on enrolling in school. Is there any way I can do this with the least amount of trouble?
                                You need to get the h*** out of that house

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