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    I'm 17, and have been struggling with depression for years. Recently anorexia and bulimia have been thrown into the mix, and it has been a fun time. Trying to make myself healthy again is a slow and painful process. I've been slowly reintroducing myself to food in a healthy manor, and I ride my bike when I feel overwhelmed. It stops me from cutting myself and binging and purging. My mother and father are both self obsessed and verbally abusive. My mother has taken my bike away and I am slowly cracking, and I honestly can't cope at all. I need to get healthy with out all this pressure and stress on me. Once again, I am a seventeen year old from Pennsylvania. Is there anyway I can leave and move in with my brother, like right now?

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    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. We are sorry to hear you have been struggling with depression. It sounds like you are dealing with a lot in addition to not feeling supported by your parents.
    You talked about making some healthy steps to improve your situation but life is still difficult. No one should be verbally abused.

    We would be happy to assist you in exploring alternative housing options but we would need to know some additional information about your current situation.

    Do you think you can give us a call or chat in? If so, feel free to give us a call at 1(800)RUNAWAY or chat in or chat with us at during the hours of 4:30pm-11:30pm if you'd like to discuss additional options. We are available 24/7 and are anonymous and confidential. We wish you the best of luck.

    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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