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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for reaching out to us here at The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. You and your sister do not deserve to be abused in any way that is unacceptable. You do have the right to make an abuse report and there are a few ways in which you can do this. One option to consider is talking with your school counselor, because they are mandated reporters. They would be able to help make a report on your behalf. Another option to consider is calling Child Help at 1800-422-4453. We can also help you make a report if you call or chat in with us.
    We know you mentioned suicide, which is a really serious decision. We want you to know that you are valuable and you are worth living. We know you mentioned trying to call The Suicide Hotline, but they also have a chat service. This is there website where you can do a live chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. There is always someone willing to listen and willing to help and provide support.
    We know you mentioned that you want to runaway we are not legal experts but we do have general information on running away. If you were to leave without permission your legal guardian could file a runaway report. If the police do find you because you mentioned abuse they may do an investigation. Also whoever you would stay with could potentially get in trouble for harboring a runaway.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    I have been wanting to runaway bc I miss home. I feel homesick every day and I'm from Maine and I moved there when I was 4 and I moved to TN and then to PA well I liked PA cause Baseball I played for 7yrs in Williamsport PA and now I feel like I can’t do what I want cause we moved to the south to KY and I hate KY cause in my opinion it's the south and I hate the south. I think the schools are trash and I miss the snow. A lot. My dad moved my mom and me here to K.Y. because he wanted my mom to be closer to her parents and I hate it. Is there a way for me to move back to Maine and move in with my dad’s mom? I was adopted just as I was born and I want to see if I can move in with my real mom if she lets me. Is that possible. I'm 14 turning 15 in 2 or 3 months so I'll he 16 in a year and a half.
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    Hi, I'm 15 years old. I want to runaway to my boyfriend. He only lives three hours away. My father is mentally abusive towards me and psychically towards my younger sister. I have thought about running away for a long time now and I finally have planned it all out. I also have hurt myself on purpose. I haven't been clinically diagnosed with depression but I'm sure I have it. I have no way to contact anyone. And my father might hurt me if I tell him I'm scared to tell anyone anymore. I believe that if I leave I can find myself a better life. I have also looked up how to get emancipated so that I can live alone but it says it would better if I was 16. I have 9 more months before I turn 16 and I don't know if I can hold out that long. I think about killing myself a lot and have tried to contact the suicide help line but I can't ever get the phone to contact them. If I went to court against my father is it possible I could move back with my mom or get emancipated? Would I have a smooth case?

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you so much for reaching out to The National Runaway Safeline, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and we are so glad that you did. Wow it seems like you have gone through a lot of traumatic things in your household. You did not deserve to be treated like that and we are sorry that you have gone through that.
    Some of those things you mentioned can be difficult to deal with alone. One option to consider is talking with a counselor about everything that has happened. Also a resource that you may find helpful is RAINN (rape abuse incest national network). They can be reached by phone or by chat, 1800-656-4673. You also have the right to report this by calling Child Help at: 1800-422-4453 or your local police.
    We are not legal experts but if you were to run away your legal guardian could file a runaway report. If the police were to find you they may bring you back home. Because of the things you have mentioned they most likely would investigate your home and the situation.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any more questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    I'm 15 turning 16 soon im a freshmen in high school and i have been wanting to run away for a while know. I already tried and my parents found me within a few hours of me running away. I have been mentally abused and raped and sexually assaulted in my household. and I wanna just run away with my boyfriend. I don't know what I should do. I live in Pennsylvania. Im the last child that my parents had and they are never off my shoulder they always tell me that im just going to end up like my siblings and that I should just leave and never come back. please tell me what i should do.

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  • ccsmod4
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    Hello,
    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. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things in your life right now.
    It sounds like you’re fearing that the stress from the situation is getting harder and harder to handle.
    We are sorry you are going through a tough emotional time.

    Sometimes when things are too stressful it might help to talk with someone about it.
    It seems that you have a friend you are close with and the two of you seem to lean on one another for support. There are times when things can become so frustrating that it is difficult to know just what to do to cope with the situation.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. This may feel like a tough time for you, but you are not alone in this.
    NRS is here to listen and here to help.
    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. Let us know what we might do to help you navigate this situation.
    If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.

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

    You are welcome to discuss your situation and talk about possible options for help.
    What you did today by reaching out was great. Good job.
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    Hi, I’m 15 years old and my parents are divorced. My mom left for prison when I was 3, she came back when I was 12 or 13 I moved in with her with hopes of having an amazing life. Well that’s not what happened. My mom eventually began to bring me to all of her boyfriend houses and I hated every moment of it. My dad and I are kinda close but after I tried killing myself back in October of 2018 it hasn’t been the same. My best friend that I have known since I was in the 4th grade and I have been talking about it. Her parents are kinda of bored. We both want them to get in trouble. She is in Florida and I am in Texas. I have been trying to get away for a while now. I’m not even sure maybe a year in a half. I’ve been telling her about my mom for a long time now. Our thing is her parents. We have a kinda a plan. But it’s her parents that don’t want to get in trouble. My brother ran away for 18+ and my mom didn’t do anything. She told me “that in him if that what he wanted to then let him ******** up like that” then continued to tell if it was you in this situation I would do the same. No cops were informed. I don’t think if he wouldn’t have come home he would still be missing. I feel like if I left I wouldn’t be found and that want me and my best friend both of on concerns of her parents. My and I fight but he would be one reasoning for me to stay. I’ve moved schools I’ve tried going back to my dad and she just won’t let me. I want to go back to my dad’s in a way but I’ve never wanted to leave more in my life. I need to get out of Texas of this town, house and this life. I need to start over; what do I do? I just can’t take it anymore.
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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello!
    Thank you for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline! I am not sure how to answer your question without more detail. Please reach out to us via our hotline at 1800-786-2929 or our live chat at www.1800runaway.org. We are able to try to answer any questions you may have as running away can bring about many questions. Our lines are available 24/7 and are confidential.
    Stay safe!
    National Runaway Safeline

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    Guest replied
    If I runaway it my auntie n Arizona could my family take me back

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,

    It sounds like you have a lot of concerns right now. We aren't entirely clear what your situation is so it probably would be best if you give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us via the portal on our website: www.1800runaway.org. We are totally confidential and are here 24/7 and want to help as best we can.

    We are concerned when you mention running away to an adult across the country that is (evidently) promising you braces. Just so you know, running away is a status offense and your mom is obligated to file a runaway report if you leave home without permission. Crossing state lines usually makes running away a more serious matter, and anyone you stay with could be accused of two crimes: harboring a runaway and aiding and abetting a minor. Plus, please be careful of anyone offering promises to you or encouraging you to run away to be with them. That can be a very dangerous situation. With that said, we really would need to know more about your situation to see how we can help. Please give us a call or chat with us. We hope to hear from you soon!

    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Ive been wanting to run away for a while, i have a trusted adult that i can be with across the country, and he can get me braces. After a year and my teeth are straight my mom will have saved up alot of money to pay for my existing court fees. But im wondering how long will i be in juvie in idaho after i return? Ive already been there for a week and i wanted to die lmao.

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  • ccsmod10
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    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. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.

    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.

    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail 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.
    Be safe,

    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi, I am 15 my family hates me and i want to runaway and stay at my cousins house or at a friend's and i dont wish to be found by my family if i dont leave i feel like im trapped in a prison cell and i have been depressed alot because of my family and there have been times where is really wanted to kill myself i just really need to get out of here

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  • ccsmod0
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    Hey there,

    18 years old is generally the age that an individual may leave home without permission from their parent or legal guardian. We are not legal experts here but we can speak in general terms. If you are under 18 and leave home without permission, your parent/guardian may file a runaway report with the police. What actions the police take once you are filed as a runaway can vary a lot from state to state and even city to city so we cannot predict exactly what would happen in your case. Generally speaking, if you encounter a police officer while reported as a runaway, you will likely be returned home. However, in that case there may be services (family counseling, etc.) available to you as a youth in crisis/runaway but again, police procedures related to offering those services can be different based on your location or the details of your situation. Another thing to consider is that while running away is not a crime, a legal adult who allows you to stay with them may be putting themselves at risk for being charged with harboring a runaway. One way to find out the laws in your area is to call your local police and ask what their policies are regarding runaway youth.

    If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon. Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe and stay strong,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hello, I`m 15 turning 16 in a few months and i want to run away. Even though i love my family so much, i just cant stay here. i cant do anything by myself and i want to leave my home but i have nowhere to go. what should i do?

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