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    I am 12 get yelled at every day and hate my life and my self should I run away?

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    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are really having a hard time at home and we are sorry to hear about this. It takes a lot to ask for some help but we’re really glad that you did.

    We’re not here to tell anybody what they should or should not do. It sounds like you have been getting yelled at which has to be really difficult. You shared that you are 12 years old, do you have ideas of where you would go to if you ran away, or how long you would stay? These are things that can be good to think through when deciding whether or not running away is the best choice for you. There are some other things that can be helpful to think through, too:

    Do I have a place to stay?
    What about school? Would I continue to get an education?
    What would I do for money? Shelter? Food? Transportation?
    Who can I depend on if I leave home?
    Do I have a safe, solid plan?
    What is my plan b in case my first plan doesn’t work?
    What have I done to make things better at home?
    What can I do to make things better at home?
    Who have I reached out to make things better at home?

    Please do not hesitate to call or chat with us. We’re here 24/7 to support you at (800) 786 2929, or you can try to chat with us which is open daily through our website.

    Best of luck and stay safe,
    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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