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  • ccsmod6
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    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. We’re sorry to hear that your parents are treating you in such a hurtful manner. Everyone deserves to feel loved in their own home. Your mom telling you that she does not care about you is inappropriate and cruel. What you’re feeling is valid and it is okay for you to feel like you need to do something desperate. If you feel like a danger to yourself, it might be worth it to call us on our 24/7 confidential hotline at 1-800-786-2929 or on chat at 1800runaway.org. Additionally, you can always reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also give us a call about running away. We can talk about how to plan safely and look at options as to where you could go. Again, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1-800-786-2929.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    I’m 14 but I really want to run away. My parents are against me for everything I do and my mom says she doesn’t care about me anymore. I need to leave or I’ll kill myself

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  • ccsmod4
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    Reply: I'm more than likely gonna run away


    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on.
    It sounds like you are contemplating running away from home and perhaps it has something to do with feeling disconnected from your family. It’s not hard to understand how that might feel frustrating.

    Sometimes talking things out with the people there may be issues with might open communication and options on how to improve relationships.
    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 for 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 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS


    We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 05-07-2019, 12:33 AM.

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    I'm more than likely gonna run away then hit up a friend stay there for a bit then just keep going from house to house until I'm out of state from there I don't ********ing know but at least no one in my family will miss me.
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 05-07-2019, 12:25 AM.

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  • ccsmod9
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    Hello,

    You mentioned some things that raise concern for your safety and well-being. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. We are not experts on the issue, but generally once it's been reported, social services will either decide whether or not to take the case and further investigate. If they do take the case, they will send out someone from child protective services to do an investigation (interviewing people in the household) and from there they will decide the level of danger within the household. It generally ranges from no danger (the youth stays in the home, some services are given, and the case is closed), moderate danger (they will provide family services with possible temporary displacement) and high danger (they will remove the youth from the home and offer certain services).

    If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.

    Please be safe and reach out soon by phone or chat so that we may help.
    Take care,
    NRS
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