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  • Guest
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    I want to run away. My grandmother is emotionally abusive and I can't cope with it anymore. I'm scared to be alone because she drives me to suicidal thoughts. If I run away, will i be taken home or will the emotional abuse be taken seriously?

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  • ccsmod0
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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. If the parents report to the police that a runaway is in their home, the police will likely pick you up to return you home without charging them. Ruby would not be charged, since she is a minor. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    You mentioned your parents discussing putting you in a "mental hospital" that is not something they can do without doctors and psychiatric consent. I wouldn't worry too much about it. They are probably just doing it to scare you.
    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

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hey, I’m 13 years old. I’m clearly a minor and live in Texas(USA)My friend, ruby, and I have been talking about me running away. My “parents” are very very strict, and wouldn’t give consent into letting me staying at her house to begin with. My “parents“ have already threatened to put me into a mental hospital, and I’m very worried if i do run-away it’ll tempt them. I am completely aware of the law in Texas about harboring a run-away. I’ve been thinking about running away for months, even without Ruby’s help. I’ve read on a website (without further research) that if you’ve contacted the police about harboring a run-away, charges would be held back. Is that true? And would ruby and her guardians be charged since ruby is a minor as well?

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  • ccsmod15
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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 forum 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

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I am 15 and am considering running away I’m not being abused or anything I jus feel like I don’t belong. Me and my bestfriend are planning to do it soon. What will happen if I get caught?

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  • ccsmod0
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    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.
    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi i am 14 and considering to run away because my parents are overprotective and act/talk to me as a child and i keep over thinking it but always coming to the same conclusion what use is my life if they don't take me serious then me i don't think ill ever experience growing up so what do i do do you think i'm exaggerating i don't want to be found and then everyone saying you spoilt brat, because they do spoil me(supply me with school needs and normal needs e.g. phone, laptop etc) a lot and is it illegal to run away in Australia (is this a Australian company??)

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  • ccsmod4
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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.
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent/guardian permission in most states including Texas. If you are under 18 and leave home, they may file you as a runaway and if picked up by the police 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, contact the local non-emergency number to the 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

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    What’s the consequences of running away in texas

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  • ccsmod0
    commented on Guest's reply
    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.
    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    hi im 15 im from new zealand and i want to run away from home with my girlfriend and we have been planning it for a while . we both hate the life we live in and just want to start over , will we get in legal trouble for this and will it be put on the news or anything big like that?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for reaching out. Leaving home can be a big decision, but we're glad you and your sister are supporting one another. Reaching out for help can be difficult, but we are glad to help any way we can.

    We are not legal experts, but we do have some general knowledge on runaway laws across the country. Since your sister is over 18, she is legally allowed to leave home. But generally, parents/guardians of youth who who are under 18 are obligated to file runaway reports with the police. This means that the police would be made aware of your status, and if you were to come into police custody, you could potentially be returned home. You know your parents/guardians best, so it could be a good idea to consider if they would file a runaway report. There are also harboring runaway laws that are in place that can be pressed against adults who may take you in. To our knowledge, these are not used very often but it could be a consequence to consider. We aren't 100% sure if your sister could get in trouble for leaving with you, but it could be a good idea to reach out to your local, non-emergency police line anonymously and see how they would handle the situation. If this does not feel doable for you guys, we would be happy to call for you or with you.

    There are also a couple of ways to leave legally or not be returned and that is if there is a case for abuse, you file for emancipation, or you leave with your parent's permission We would be happy to explore abuse reporting with you, if you feel unsafe in your home. And with emancipation, rules differ from state to state, but we would be happy to see what the rules look like in the state you live in. If you feel like we could assist you in any of these options or you need helping exploring or brainstorming your plan, you can give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or you could live chat with us through our website. We are open 24/7/365 and we are completely confidential. We're hoping to hear from you soon.

    Best,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Im 15 if i runaway and stay with my 19 year old sister will either of us get in trouble

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  • ccsmod0
    commented on Guest's reply
    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 sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now. It sounds like you’re fearing that the situation may end in suicide if things don’t change. Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org is also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. This may be an isolating and lonely time for you, but you are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
    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.
    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

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm 14 n I hate living in this house I hate my parents and I feel like I'm wasting my childhood being stuck here 24/7 I have to get away from here and to be honest its the only thing I'm living for at this point I can't go out and see my friends I can't even go see my family its just too much and I'm sick of it iv nothing left anymore and If I don't leave soon my only other option is suiside I can't and I won't be dealing with this any longer I have nothing left but I'm worried that if I go and get caught that I'll be forced to come back and I don't want to do that and I don't want to go far away because that means leaving school behind and all my friends so its just a rlly risky and idk what to do.

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